Event Date: 8 October 2015
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL
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.
Professor Gary Taylor (Florida State) – Hamlet, Macbeth and Nordic History
Gary Taylor is a Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University. He is the General Editor of the Oxford editions of Shakespeare’s Complete Works and of the Collected Works of Thomas Middleton and has authored several books on Shakespeare.
Introduction by Professor Richard Wilson (Kingston):
This Kingston Shakespeare Seminar is also part of the ‘Shakespeare and Scandinavia’ conference – the conference page is here