This year’s series features talks by Prof. Michael Dobson (Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon) and Prof. Anthony Roche (School of English, Drama and Film, UCD), as well as a conversation with Selina Cartmell (Artistic Director of Siren Productions, and director of King Lear at the Abbey (2013) and A Tender Thing at the Project (2014)) and Andrea Ainsworth (Voice Director at the Abbey Theatre).
9th May, UCD, 7pm:‘Shakespeare, Amateur Performance and Civic Identity in Britain and Ireland’
Prof. Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon
16th May, UCD, 7pm:‘Shakespeare: “the chap that writes like Synge”’
Prof. Anthony Roche, UCD School of English, Drama & Film
30th May, Abbey Theatre (Peacock), 5pm: ‘Visceral and Fearless: Staging and Speaking Shakespeare’
A Conversation with Selina Cartmell and Andrea Ainsworth
The UCD lectures take place in the Clinton Auditorium, Global Irish Institute; the Abbey event takes place in the Peacock theatre (at the Abbey). All three events are free of charge, but tickets must be booked, the UCD lectures through www.ucd.ie/alumni/events, the Abbey event through the Abbey box office (01) 8787 222 or www.abbeytheatre.ie. The poster can be downloaded here.
The series is supported by UCD Seed Funding, the College of Arts and Celtic Studies, and the UCD Humanities Institute.