Event Date: 27 November 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.
Dr Adam Hansen (Northumbria)
“I heard the sounds of long ago”: The Politics of Popular Music in Contemporary Shakespearean Performance