YORK PRE-SHOW TALKS

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Friday 28 June - Henry V
Professor Emma Smith (University of Oxford)

Henry V is a rousing play fully of memorable and stirring lines. But it is not simply a play that celebrates war and heroics in war: it is also a play that questions war and the right conduct of war. Come along and explore some of the wonderful detail of the play with Professor Emma Smith to enhance your enjoyment of the production at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre.

Professor Emma Smith is Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Hertford College. She publishes and speaks widely on Shakespeare and early modern drama. Her most recent publication is This is Shakespeare (Pelican, 2019).

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Monday 15 July - Hamlet
Professor Lucy Munro (King's College London)

Why does Hamlet have such an extraordinary hold on our cultural imagination? Come and explore some of the wonderful detail of the play and its histories in print and performance with Professor Lucy Munro to enhance your enjoyment of the production at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre.

Professor Lucy Munro is Professor of Early Modern English Drama at King’s College London. She publishes and speaks widely on early modern playing companies and playhouses and on editorial and playing practices in the early modern period and beyond.

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Tuesday 16 July - The Tempest
Professor Judith Buchanan (University of York)

The Tempest is both a strange and wonderful play and a play about strangeness and wonder. Come along to this free talk and explore some of its strangeness and some of its wonder through looking at its textual detail with Professor Judith Buchanan. Knowing more about the detail of the play and of its history in performance will also enhance your enjoyment of the production at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre.

Professor Judith Buchanan is Professor of Film and Literature in the English Department at the University of York and Faculty Dean for Arts and Humanities. She publishes and speaks widely on Shakespeare in performance and she co-wrote and was Shakespeare advisor to the recently released British Macbeth feature film, directed by Kit Monkman. She is currently writing on Shakespeare and live theatre broadcast.

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Wednesday 17 July - Twelfth Night
Professor Helen Smith (University of York)

Twelfth Night iis a play about gender, about doubling, about the expressions and suppressions of love and about the imperative to survive. Come along to this free talk and explore some of its textual detail, and its history in print and performance with Professor Helen Smith to enhance your enjoyment of the production at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre.

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