'Remember me': Shakespeare’s Cultural and Artistic Legacy: A Lewis Fry Memorial Event

Dawson, L. D. (Organiser)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

Description

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the University of Bristol will host a public debate to explore his cultural and artistic legacy across literature, psychology, politics and the visual arts. Focusing on Hamlet, the panel will explore the play’s influence on art; its impact on the history of mental illness and psychoanalysis; and its interpretation on stage and in new global contexts. Panellists Lesel Dawson will be talking about Hamlet and Ophelia's afterlives, Jane Cheshire, The Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy talking about Shakespeare and Freud, Andrew Hilton, Artistic Director Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory. Hilton will be talking about the recent production of Hamlet, Tom Sperlinger, Reader at Bristol University and author of Romeo and Juliet in Palestine (Zero Books, 2015) who will be talking about the experience of teaching Hamlet in Palestine and the way that Hamlet can take on new political dimensions when read in different contexts.
Period23 Apr 2016
Event title'Remember me': Shakespeare’s Cultural and Artistic Legacy: A Lewis Fry Memorial Event
Event typeOther
LocationBristol, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • Shakespeare
  • Ophelia
  • Hamlet
  • gender
  • early modern literature