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These are the Youths That Thunder

At Shakespeare's Globe

  • Education/YTT_1

Thursday 23 November 2017, 6.00pm

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe

£10 | £5 FoSG & Students
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Two rising stars in Shakespeare studies will share their research with the general public in 20 minute papers, followed by discussion.


Dr Shanyn Altman

Shakespeare and the Art of Self-Slaughter

Shanyn Altman is a Teaching Fellow in English Literature at the University of Sussex, where she completed a PhD under the supervision of Andrew Hadfield. Having acted as Research Coordinator for Shakespeare’s Globe in 2013, she currently freelances as a Globe Education Lecturer and is working on two books: a monograph entitled John Donne and Martyrdom; and a volume on Old St Paul’s and Culture. Her primary research interests lie in the culture and politics of early modern England, particularly in the works of Donne, Shakespeare and Milton.

Amy Lidster

‘To see such batter every week besmear / Each public post’: Selling King Lear (1608) at the Sign of the Pied Bull

Amy Lidster is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at King's College London, having recently submitted her PhD on the early modern history play at KCL. She has work forthcoming in Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Studies, and English: The Journal of the English Association, and she is co-editing Edward III for Internet Shakespeare Editions.


Past thundering youths have included:

Dr Jakub Boguszak (University of Southampton)
Dr Tom Cornford (University of London)
Dr Derek Dunne (Folger Shakespeare Library)
Dr Sarah Dustagheer (University of Kent)
Dr Ben Fowler (University of Sussex)
Dr Gwilym Jones (University of Westminster)
Dr Andy Kesson (University of Roehampton)
Dr Sarah Lewis (King’s College London)
Dr Trevor Rawlins (Guildford School of Acting)
Dr Edel Semple (University College Cork)
Dr Simon Smith (University of Birmingham)
Dr Miranda Fay Thomas (Shakespeare’s Globe and University of Greenwich)
Dr Will Tosh (Shakespeare’s Globe)
Dr Emma Whipday (University College London)



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