Kingston Shakespeare Seminars – Autumn 2014


Event Dates: October – December 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.


16 October  2014
Chantal Schutz (University of Paris III) with Jamie Akers, lute – ‘“The scholar’s melancholy is emulation; the musician’s, fantastical”: Shakespeare and Dowland’

30 October  2014
Christopher Wilson (University of Hull) – ‘“By the sweet power of musicke”: Effect in Shakespeare’s musical imagery’

6 November  2014
Katy Hamilton with Michael L. Roberts – ‘“The radical gap between words and action”: Singing Shakespeare’

20 November  2014
Irene Morra (Cardiff University) – ‘Britten’s National Opera: “Gloriana” and the Shakespeare Problem’

27 November  2014
Adam Hansen (Northumbria University) – ‘“I heard the sounds of long ago”: The Politics of Popular Music in Contemporary Shakespearean Performance’

11 December  2014
Julie Sanders (Nottingham University) – ‘“Full of Noises”: The adaptation of Shakespeare in music’

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