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This spring we open the doors of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse to two rising stars of Shakespeare studies who will offer up new ideas on Shakespearean times and texts.
Speakers include Dr Vanessa Lim (Seoul National University) and Dr Hailey Bachrach (University of Roehampton).
Fashion it thus’: Brutus’s Soliloquy in the Orchard
Written by: Dr Vanessa Lim
Seeing Consent in Shakespeare’s War Plays
Written by: Dr Hailey Bachrach
Shakespeare’s depictions of war tend to recognise that violence spills beyond the boundaries of the battlefield, and his female characters are often used to reflect the cost of combat on those who do not or cannot fight. This talk will explore how Shakespeare stages the problem of consent in plays where sex and violence intertwine as acts of war.