Nottingham Shakespeare Society

2019-2020


Nottingham Shakespeare Society

November 5th 2019

King Lear The Last Tragedy A Talk by Les Wilkinson

Our speaker on Tuesday 5th November, Les Wilkinson, believes that ‘King Lear’ (1606) was Shakespeare’s ‘last tragedy’. After it in the canon come what academics call his problem...

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Date: September 23rd at 5:35pm
Author: Sandra
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2019-2020


November 10th 2019

Book Review by Paul K.

Emma Smith This Is Shakespeare Pelican 2019

For an Oxford Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Emma Smith's attitude toward her subject is refreshingly unstuffy - I'd go so far as to say it's downright entertaining. A...

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Date: September 23rd at 5:35pm
Author: Sandra
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2019-2020


October 22nd 2019

King Lear; a play reading

Probably first performed in 1606, King Lear has a cast of twenty, plus servants, knights, officers, messengers, soldiers and attendants. On average it runs for over three hours plus intermission. On Tuesday, our judiciously cut version ran...

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Date: September 23rd at 5:35pm
Author: Sandra
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2019-2020


The Shakespeare Society, October 4th 2019

Review by Julia Pirie

Venus and Adonis: The Shakespeare smash hit you never heard about

Sarah Olive is passionate about Shakespeare’s poem Venus and Adonis. For some years she has been sharing her passion with first year undergraduates at York Uni...

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Date: September 23rd at 5:35pm
Author: Sandra
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2019-2020 News and Reviews


The Shakespeare Society, September 19th 2019

Review by Julia Pirie

The 2019-2020 session opened with the traditional ‘President’s Talk’. The title this year was ‘A Lass Unparallel’d: Shakespeare’s strong women and the question of gender-neutral casting.’ In David Dunford’s absence, this was r...

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Date: September 23rd at 5:35pm
Author: Sandra
Tags: News