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Every summer leading international Shakespeare scholars are invited to give talks in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
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Scholars and theatre practitioners will offer differing
perspectives on Birnam Wood, the Forest of Arden
and the Athenian forest complete with its bush of thorn.
15/8/16 - 19/8/16
Macbeth is unusually short for a Shakespeare tragedy, suggesting that some scenes have been lost. The missing scenes and the added scenes are the subject of John Wolfson’s talk this year.
While focusing on Shakespeare’s Kate, this course
will explore Shakespeare’s various representations
of women from Margaret in Henry VI to Miranda in
22/8/16 - 26/8/16
The Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award is given biennially to a scholar whose first monograph has made an outstanding contribution to our understanding and appreciation of the theatre of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
Jerry Brotton discusses how Anglo-Islamic relations transformed Elizabethan culture, politics and society.
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