Sonja Fielitz – Duke of Dark Corners: Shakespeare and the Catholic Uncanny







Event Date: 17 March 2016
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 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 Sonja Fielitz (Marburg) –  Duke of Dark Corners: Shakespeare and the Catholic Uncanny

As the fourth speaker in the KiSS Shakespeare and the Uncanny series, Sonja Fielitz (University of Marburg) will give a talk entitled ‘Duke of Dark Corners: Shakespeare and the Catholic uncanny’. We will start at 6.30 pm at our usual place in the Gallery of the Rose Theatre, Kingston. Check out the event page. As always, free and open everyone!

Sonja Fielitz is Professor of English Literature at the University of Marburg (Germany).She received her PhD in 1992 with a study on Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens. Her post-doctoral thesis, published in 2000, examines the status of Ovid’s Metamorphoses within the various theoretical and critical discourses in England between 1660 and 1800. She has published about 45 essays and has edited six collections of essays on various topics. Her main field of expertise in research and teaching is the early modern period with a focus on religious discourses such as the early Jesuit mission, as well as Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Introduction by Professor Richard Wilson (Kingston):





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