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Conference: Radical Mischief, 20-21 July 2018

Radical Mischief: A Conference Inviting Experiment in Theatre, Thought and Politics 20-21 July 2018 The Other Place theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Born of the pioneering collaboration between the University of Birmingham and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Radical Mischief offers an unmissable … Continue reading

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Per Sivefors:’Come, for England’: Politics, Cultural Exchange and the First Swedish Hamlet (1787), Feb 23

We are happy to welcome back our good friend Per Sivefors (Linnæus University) to share his work on Swedish Shakespeare under Gustavus III in the 18th century. His talk is entitled “‘Come, for England’: Politics, Cultural Exchange and the First Swedish … Continue reading

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KiSSiT: Shakespearean Anachronism programme (Feb 18)

SHAKESPEAREAN ANACHRONISM Saturday February 18, 2017 Rose Theatre, Kingston-upon-Thames   10.15 Welcome: Ildiko Solti 10.30 Plenary: Dr Erik Roraback (Charles University): ‘An Anachronistic Figure of Redemption: Modernity, Rhetoric, and Self-Identity of Shakespeare’s King Richard II’ 11.30: Coffee break 12.00: Stefanie Bauerochse: … Continue reading

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Arrest, Imprisonment, And Bare Life In A State of Emergency

Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested. (The Trial, Franz Kafka) I’the last night’s storm I such a fellow saw Which made me think a … Continue reading

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Trumping Shakespeare: Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, and the Rise of the Clown Politician

In a May 26, 2016 Los Angeles Times article, entitled “The theater of Trump: What Shakespeare can teach us about the Donald”, theater critic Charles McNulty undergoes what he calls a “fool’s errand”, a meticulous search in the Bard’s plays … Continue reading

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Kate Aughterson:‘I will tell you the beginning….’: Dramaturgy and Politics in Shakespeare’s Opening Scenes -podcast (KiSSiT: Shakespearean Thresholds)

In the first plenary of KiSSiT: Shakespearean Thresholds was given by Kate Aughterson with a paper entitled “‘I will tell you the beginning….’: Dramaturgy and Politics in Shakespeare’s Opening Scenes”. She explores the whole Shakespearean corpus looking at the beginnings … Continue reading

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Even Francis Bacon Supports Strike Action – and he’s dead

Today and tomorrow (May 25-26 2016) university teachers and lecturers are going on strike. The issue is about unequal pay conditions, casualisation of contracts, tuition fees and marketisation of education (especially in regards to the recent White Paper). Nina Power sums this … Continue reading

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Conference: Minor Shakespeares: the politics and aesthetics of the margins

Our friend in Croatia, Simon Ryle is organising very interesting conference on Minor Shakespeares: the politics and aesthetics of the margins on September 23-24 2016 at the University of Split featuring keynotes from the famed Peter Greenaway and our own Richard Wilson. … Continue reading

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KiSSiT WiP: Indian Shakespeares On Screen: Identity, Politics, Entertainment

  KiSSiT Work-in-Progress is back with a session on Indian Shakespeares on Screen on April 14, 2016. Dr Varsha Panjwani (Boston and York) and Koel Chatterjee (Royal Holloway) will be discussing their project, how they began it, what attracted them to Indian … Continue reading

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Christopher Pye: ‘King Lear, Sovereignty, and the Condition of Justice’, Nov 26

We are delighted to have one of the top Shakespeareans from across the Atlantic: Professor Christopher Pye will be talking at the KiSS Shakespeare and Sovereignty series on ‘King Lear, Sovereignty, and the Condition of Justice’. The talk will take place at … Continue reading

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