Kingston Shakespeare Seminars – Spring 2014


Event Dates: February – May 2014
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL


The Kingston Shakespeare Seminars

 The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar (KiSS) brings leading Shakespeare scholars to the Rose, which the director Peter Hall created to be a “teaching theatre”. Here Sir Peter directed Dame Judi Dench in a celebrated production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. But KiSS also commemorates Kingston’s historic connection with Shakespeare, which goes back to David Garrick – who lived here, and built the beautiful Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames – and to the very first royal performances of some of his greatest plays in the Great Hall at Hampton Court.

Wednesday February 12 2014
Martin McQuillan (Kingston) – Marx, Derrida, Shakespeare

Thursday February 27  2014
Eric Heinze (Queen Mary) – Equivocation will undo us: Linguistic transformation as legal strategy in Shakespearean political drama

Thursday March 13  2014
Andrew Zurcher (Cambridge) – Gift and condition in King Lear

Thursday March 20  2014
Lorna Hutson (St Andrew’s) – Are those circumstances really necessary?: The example of Romeo and Juliet

Thursday April 10  2014
Paul Raffield (Warwick) – Shakespeare, Common Law, and the idyll of Albion: Laws and lawyers in Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2

Thursday May 1  2014
Shakespeare Birthday Lecture
Andreas Höfele (Munich) – German Shakespeare and the 19th-century myth of Julius Caesar

Thursday May 8  2014
Regina Schwartz (Northwestern) – Law and love in The Merchant of Venice

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