Tag Archives: Wars of the Roses

Next week: In Robeson’s Footsteps: British Black and Asian Shakespeare Now

Next week is an important event at the Tricycle Theatre in London organised by the multicultural Shakespeare project run by Warwick and Queen Mary. Among the impressive line of contributors – and friends of Kingston Shakespeare – is Dr Jami Rogers, … Continue reading

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‘Shakespeare et les couleurs du temps’ par Dominique Goy-Blanquet

Dominique Goy-Blanquet, one of France’s leading Shakespeareans and a friend of Kingston Shakespeare, has written a historic article on the Wars of the Roses, where she discusses the plays and the adaptation, also mentioning the Shakespeare and Scandinavia conference. The … Continue reading

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‘Diverse Casting and The Wars of the Roses’ by Jami Rogers

Here is an important piece by Jami Rogers on casting politics. Written before Trevor Nunn’s Wars of the Roses run began, it pertinent to return to this vital issue, especially now that the run has ended. Nunn’s all-white cast and the ‘historical … Continue reading

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Revolting Jack – A Sonnet by John G. Murphy

The sonnet “Revolting Jack” was inspired by a performance of Rufus Hound as Jack Cade, a historical character represented in Part 2 of Henry VI and in Edward IV of the John Barton and Peter Hall adaptation that is known as … Continue reading

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Wars of the Roses reviews

The Wars of the Roses by Trevor Nunn is nearing the end of its run. It had its share of deserved controversy for its casting politics (follow the link to read the excellent blog post by Jami Rogers) but the cast have … Continue reading

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Barton / Hall Wars of the Roses Adaptation – panel podcast

Here is the recording of the panel on the John Barton and Peter Hall Wars of the Roses adaptation with Stuart Hampton-Reeves, Dominique Goy-Blanquet, Heather Neill, and Alex Waldmann. Frank Whately, emeritus Professor at Kingston University and one of the … Continue reading

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Discussion on the Barton / Hall Wars of the Roses + cast Q&A

While still recovering from the exciting Shakespeare and Scandinavia marathon a few days ago, we are pleased to announce a brilliant line-up of speakers for the third session in the Shakespeare and Sovereignty series, this time addressing the Barton / … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses with Graham Holderness, Alison Findlay and Michael Hattaway -podcast

Here is the podcast of the first KiSS Shakespeare and Sovereignty session. Graham Holderness started us off with discussing how Shakespeare’s first tetralogy becomes the trilogy of the Wars of the Roses and how this relates to order and disorder, … Continue reading

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KiSS: Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses

Starting our ‘Shakespeare and Sovereignty’ series is a panel of esteemed academics: Alison Findlay (Lancaster University), Michael Hattaway (University of Sheffield), and Graham Holderness (University of Hertfordshire). They will be discussing Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses. The event will take … Continue reading

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KiSS: Shakespeare and Sovereignty series, Autumn 2015

We are proud to announce this Autumn’s series of talks at the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar. On the topic of ‘Shakespeare and Sovereignty’ KiSS presents a season of debates and lectures marking Trevor Nunn’s production of The Wars of the Roses. Here is … Continue reading

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