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"Sing like birds i'th'cage": Cultivating Shakespeare in Captivity, 1914-2014

Tuesday 12 May 2015, 5.00PM to 6.00pm

Speaker(s): Professor Ton Hoenselaars (University of Utrecht)

For over a century, civilians in labour camps, prison camps, and concentration camps worldwide have read, taught, cited, and performed the works od Shakespeare. This talk investigates how Shakespeare gave meaning to the existence of those interned, but also the ways in which present-day observers may benefit from these internment camp cultures.

Ton Hoenselaars, Professor of Early Modern English History and Culture at Utrecht University, is author of, among other titles, Shakespeare's History Plays (2004), Shakespeare and the Language of Translation (2012), and Shakespeare behind Barbed Wire (forthcoming 2016).

Please see York Theatre Royal website for booking details.

Location: Bowland Auditorium, Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, Heslington West Campus

Admission: By free ticket