Event Date: 21 January 2016
John Galsworthy Building
Penrhyn Road Campus,
Kingston upon Thames,
Surrey KT1 2EE
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 Barton / Hall ‘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.
Professor Nicholas Royle (Sussex) – Shakespeare’s Foreplay
Introduction by Professor Richard Wilson (Kingston):