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Twins reunited; a ravished girl who cannot speak; a statue comes to life.
To celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, experts invite Shakespeare out of the archive and off the page for this lively session about why Shakespeare matters. With helpful participation from actors Mark Rowley and Leandra Ashton, leading Shakespeareans Farah Karim-Cooper from Shakespeare’s Globe and Judith Buchanan of the University of York, bring to life some key moments in Shakespeare that resonate powerfully with them.
With special reference to Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Titus Andronicus and The Winter’s Tale, our speakers draw on their knowledge of Shakespeare’s texts, sources and performance histories to explain the directly personal hold some Shakespearean moments have on them. This session gives the lie to the idea that expertise tempers feeling: come along and hear how un-dry Shakespeare can be even for experts!
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper is the Head of Higher Education and Research at Shakespeare’s Globe and Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London. She is the author of Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama (2006) and of The Hand on the Shakespearean Stage (forthcoming, 2016); she is co-editor with Christie Carson of Shakespeare’s Globe: A Theatrical Experiment (2008); with Tiffany Stern of Shakespeare’s Theatres and the Effect of Performance (2013); and with Andrew Gurr of Moving Shakespeare Indoors: Performance Repertoire in the Jacobean Playhouse (2014). @DrFarahKC
Professor Judith Buchanan is Director of the Humanities Research Centre at the University of York and Professor of Film and Literature in the Department of English and Related Literature. She writes widely on Shakespearean performance histories and is the Director of ‘Silents Now’. She is the author of Shakespeare on Silent Film: An Excellent Dumb Discourse (2009 & 2011), Shakespeare on Film (2005) and Shakespeare’s Late Plays (2001). She is editor of a special issue of Shakespeare (2007) and of The Writer on Film: Screening Literary Authorship (2013). She co-wrote, and is Shakespeare Advisor for, the forthcoming GSP feature film of Macbeth and is co-Director of the York International Shakespeare Festival. @jrbyork
Books will be available to buy from the Waterstones' stall at this event.
Supported by Ron and Barbara Cooke