Event Date: 16 October 2014
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.
Chantal Schutz (University of Paris III) with Jamie Akers, lute – “The scholar’s melancholy is emulation; the musician’s, fantastical”: Shakespeare and Dowland
Introduction by Professor Richard Wilson (Kingston):