A series of event to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death
It's Shakespeare week in Aberdeen beginning Tues October 18th as we welcome writers, academics, theatre historians and directors to the university for a series of events examining Shakespeare and his cultural influence. Events include the Argentinian author, Carlos Gamerro, talking about his Shakespeare-related novel Cardenio, and there is also a special peformance event with live actors, based around the visit of an acting troupe to Aberdeen in 1601.
Full details can be found on the events page but here is an overview
A series of events organized by the Centre for Early Modern Studies in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
Tues 18th October 5-7 pm
Playing Spaces: The Early Modern Stage Today
Jerzy Limon (Gdansk) on the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre
Eva Griffiths (London) on the Acting Companies of the Reb Bull & Curtain Playhouses
Heather Knight, (Museum of London Archaeology) on Discoveries from the Curtain Theatre Dig
Venue: Meeting Room 1, Duncan Rice Library
Wed 19th October, 6 pm
A special performance event organized by Andrew Gordon with the director Alasdair Hunter and produced by Lesley Anne Rose of Aberdeen Performing Arts.
Only a few spaces left, so book quickly via the link above.
Venue: Underdog Aberdeen
Thursday 20th October, 5.30 pm.
Shakespeare Recreated: Carlos Gamerro’s Cardenio
A reading and discussion with the Argentinian writer of his novel that reimagines the lost Shakespeare play inspired by an incident in Cervantes’ Don Quixote
This event has been made organised in conjunction with the British Council
Meeting Room 1, Duncan Rice Library.
Saturday 22nd October, 12-5.15
‘What Legacy shall I bequeath to thee?’: Shakespeare in the Context of his Time
One day symposium organized by Julia Kotzur and Alison Passe
Hosted by CEMS and supported by the Society for Renaissance Studies.
To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue: Sir Duncan Rice Library
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