Event Date: 7 April 2016
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” 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 Francois Laroque (Paris III) – These late Eclipses: Shakespeare’s Uncanny Stars
François Laroque is Professor of English literature at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III. He is the author of ‘Shakespeare’s Festive World'(Cambridge: CUP, 1991), and has published several books, editions and translations on Marlowe and Shakespeare. His most recent work is a co-edition of a two-volume anthology of non Shakespearean drama (Théâtre Élisabéthain 1490-1642).
Introduction by Professor Richard Wilson (Kingston):