Invitation to AKU-ISMC Public Lectures

Thursday, 30th January 2014. 5.00-6.30pm. 'Shakespeare and the Zanj' The reception, translation, and performance of Shakespeare in East Africa from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day By Dr Edward Wilson-Lee Abstract: This lecture – which draws on a larger project charting the reception, translation, and performance of Shakespeare in East Africa from the mid-nineteenth … Continue reading Invitation to AKU-ISMC Public Lectures

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CFP: Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body

Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body 22-23 July 2014, Loughborough University, UK Plenary speakers:Professor Mary Fissell (Johns Hopkins) and Dr Katharine Hodgkin (University of East London) Also celebrating 25 years since the publication ofHer Own Life: Autobiographical Writings by Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen (Routledge) with a plenary session by Dr Elspeth Graham (Liverpool John Moores),Dr Hilary … Continue reading CFP: Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body

Globe Education spearheads revival of playwright John Lyly

In 2014, the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe is spearheading a revival of interest in John Lyly, a playwright who, in his day, was more popular than the Bard himself.  Patrick Spottiswoode, Director Globe Education: “John Lyly was born ten years before Shakespeare and for a time enjoyed a greater … Continue reading Globe Education spearheads revival of playwright John Lyly

Remembering the Corpus: The Complete Works of Shakespeare

Remembering the Corpus: The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Thursday 16 January 2014 “The Complete Works of Shakespeare sits on our bookshelves as an acknowledgement of Shakespeare’s unique role in our culture; arguably as the most easily recognizable icon of what our culture is.” – D. Kastan. For this rare, one-off presentation, Professor David Scott Kastan … Continue reading Remembering the Corpus: The Complete Works of Shakespeare