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'the woods, the woods' - an installation on Shakespeare's Relationship with Britain's Forests by Molly Dunne - Tuesday 23rd May 2023 - 11am - 5pm

11am to 5pm - Queen's Beacon on the Hill by Cryfield Village.

'The woods, the woods' explores what the forest stands for in Shakespeare’s works: how has our presentation of them evolved and what do they represent,liberate and constrict. It looks at social breakdown and symbolism, as well as directorial approaches towards the tricky and increasingly avoided task of creative the greenwood on stage.

Location: The Glade by Cryfield Cottages. The installation will be visible from the Queen's Jubilee Beacon on Windmill Hill.

Mon 22 May 2023, 09:22 | Tags: Undergraduate, Public Event, English, News

Professor Carol Rutter to deliver Notre Dame London Shakespeare Lecture on 22 March

Carol RutterLink opens in a new window, Professor of Shakespeare and Performance Studies, will deliver this year's Notre Dame London Shakespeare Lecture, 'Widening the Shakespeare Circle: the Playwright, the Diplomat and the Theatricality of Everyday Life' on Tuesday 22 March, 2022.

Thu 17 Mar 2022, 10:42 | Tags: Staff, Shakespeare, Public Event

The Warwick Seminar on Culture of Memory in Latin America

The Warwick Seminar on Culture of Memory in Latin America for 2018 is a joint initiative of Prof Paulo de Medeiros (English & Comparative Literary Studies) and Prof Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (School of Modern Languages and Cultures) with generous support from the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Global Research Priorities Group on Connecting Cultures. Seminar leader for 2018 is Prof Márcio Seligmann Silva, from UNICAMP, a visiting Fellow of the IAS.

Warwick Seminar on Culture of Memory in Latin America

Sun 23 Sep 2018, 09:04 | Tags: Conference, Staff, Research, Public Event

Graeme Macdonald's Petrocultures conference a success

Graeme Macdonald's Petrocultures event at Glasgow University this month was a huge success, reported on in the media, and with a sell-out Town Hall event. Congratulations to Graeme on a fantastic conference.

Thu 06 Sep 2018, 14:55 | Tags: Conference, Public Event, English, Media, Critical Environments

Exhibition "'Hear the Ambassadors": The Performance of Diplomacy in the Age of Shakespeare

A foreign state sponsors a political assassination on English soil.

The attempt fails.

In its aftermath, Her Majesty's government asks her expert advisers:

What is the appropriate level of response?

What action can we take against murderous individuals --

and state sponsored terrorism?

Sound familiar?

But this case dates not from 2018 but 1584, when the Spanish Ambassador in London colluded in a plot to assassinate Elizabeth I. The Queen's Privy Council wanted to execute Mendoza. The jurist Alberico Gentili said they couldn't -- because even criminal ambassadors were protected by the right to diplomatic immunity. The following year Gentili published his comprehensive treatise on the role of the ambassador, a book Henry Wotton undoubtedly knew when he arrived in Venice in 1604, instructed by King James to restore diplomatic relations between London and the Republic.

'Hear the Ambassadors: The Performance of Diplomacy in the Age of Shakespeare' is an exhibition that draws together the strands of this history. It thinks about the theory of embassy. It looks at fictions of embassy on Shakespeare's stage. And it displays the practice of Wotton's Venetian embassy. It gathers a rich collection original documents, objects, and early printed books to illustrate the performance of diplomacy. Curated by Warwick's Professor Carol Chillington Rutter in collaboration with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the exhibition reminds us of the on-going work that ambassadors do to 'represent the person of the Prince' and to 'practice the healing art' of diplomacy.

The exhibition runs from until September 3 2018 in the Treasures Room of the Shakespeare Centre, Stratford upon Avon. It is funded by a grant from the Warwick Impact Fund.

Wed 11 Jul 2018, 09:11 | Tags: Shakespeare, Public Event, English, Media

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