Shakespeare 400+

Speakers:

Gordon McMullan, King’s College London – ‘The Last Days of William Shakespeare’

Michael Dobson, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham – ‘When Thunderbirds are Stop: Virgil, Scott, and Shakespeare’

Eleine Ng, De Montfort University – ‘Shakespeare’s Asian digital futures’

In this session, three UK-based Shakespeare specialists will reflect on future prospects for the study, performance and cultural positioning of Shakespeare both in the UK and across the world, drawing on what we learned from last year’s global Shakespeare 400 celebrations as a means to extrapolate both possible futures and possible endgames for the most canonical, and in many ways most resistible, of literary figures.

Thursday 6th July, 5.00