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Bloody, Bold and Resolute

Saturday 20 May 2017, 1.15PM to 6.15pm

A lively and varied afternoon, led by experts and practitioners from across disciplines, devoted to Shakespeare’s Macbeth and creative responses to Macbeth.

Expect bloody, bold and resolute encounters with text, performance, politics, art history, film, poetry and music. All of it about Macbeth.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Emma Smith (University of Oxford)
  • Professor John Jowett (Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon)
  • Dr Peter Kirwan (University of Nottingham)
  • Damian Cruden (Artistic Director, York Theatre Royal)
  • Dr Richard Johns (University of York)
  • Dr Sally Barnden (Kings College London)
  • Professor Judith Buchanan (University of York)

includes poetry by Kendra Leonard and a competition (with prizes) for the competition-interested.

Chairs: Dr Helen Smith and Dr Ramona Wray.

The event will be followed by a buffet supper for delegates. Limited number of (subsidised) supper places available: £18 per head. Book your buffet supper ticket here.

Evening bonus: a first full pre-release screening of the new feature film of Macbeth (shot entirely on green screen), introduced by the director, Kit Monkman.7:45pm in the Holbeck Cinema, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York.

Part of the York International Shakespeare Festival 2017.




Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Campus West

Admission: All welcome; no charge.