Kingston Shakespeare Seminar – Autumn 2015

Event Dates: October – December 2015
Rose Theatre,
24-26 High Street,
Kingston, KT1 1HL


The Kingston Shakespeare Seminar

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”, and Trevor Nunn staged ‘The Wars of the Roses’. 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.


A season of debates and lectures marking Trevor Nunn’s production of ‘Wars of the Roses

Thursday 1 October 2015

Alison Findlay (Lancaster University), Michael Hattaway (University of Sheffield), Graham Holderness (University of Hertfordshire) – Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses

Thursday 8 October 2015

Gary Taylor (Florida State University) – Hamlet, Macbeth and Nordic History

Wednesday 14 October 2015

Dominique Goy-Blanquet (University of Picardie), Stuart Hampton-Reeves (University of Central Lancashire), Carol Rutter (University of Warwick), Alex WaldmannThe Barton / Hall ‘Wars of the Roses

Thursday 29 October 2015

Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University) – Athelstan the Virgin King

Thursday 12 November 2015

Howard Caygill (Kingston University) – Laertes’ Revolt and the Limits of Popular Sovereignty

Thursday 26 November 2015

Christopher Pye (Williams College) – King Lear, Sovereignty, and the Condition of Justice

Thursday 10 December 2015

Jeffrey Knapp (UC Berkeley) – Hamlet and the Sovereignty of Reasons

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