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Public talks and workshops

Coming up

Previous talks

Speaking the Bright and Beautiful English of Shakespeare

Saturday 18 May 2019

A free public talk by Ben Crystal

Shakespeare and Co.: On the Page and on the Stage

Saturday 18 May 2019

A one-day conference

Erica Whyman in conversation

Friday 17 May 2019

Erica Whyman OBE (Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company)

Much Ado About Nothing pre-show talk

Wednesday 15 May 2019

A pre-show talk by Professor Judith Buchanan (University of York) to accompany the Northern Broadsides production.

Early Modern Printing Workshop

Tuesday 14 May 2019

A hands-on printing workshop with experts from the University of York

'Caesar Must Die' film screening

Monday 13 May 2019

Screening with introduction by Dr Erica Sheen and Dr Nicoletta Asciutto (University of York)

Macbeth screening

Saturday 20 May 2017

A pre-release screening of this innovative new feature film, shot entirely on green screen. The screening will be introduced by Kit Monkman, the director.

Bloody, Bold and Resolute

Saturday 20 May 2017

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

Twelfth Night pre-show talk

Friday 19 May 2017

A pre-show talk, ahead of the Twelfth Night evening show at York Theatre Royal, by Professor Judith Buchanan (University of York)

Throne of Blood pre-screening talk

Friday 19 May 2017

A 10-minute pre-screening talk on Throne of Blood (dir. Kurosawa, 1957) by Professor Emma Smith

Paapa Essiedu

Thursday 18 May 2017

Actor Paapa Essiedu in conversation with Judith Buchanan - part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.

Romeo and Juliet pre-show talk

Wednesday 17 May 2017

A pre-show talk by Dr Helen Smith (University of York), ahead of the Romeo and Juliet 2:30pm matinee at York Theatre Royal

“Speak the speech . . . trippingly on the tongue”: Performing Shakespearean Verse

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Professor Michael Cordner and Dr Tom Cantrell (University of York) explore, via analysis and practical experiment, how the changing nature of Shakespeare's verse writing across his career gradually transformed the challenges he set for his actors.

'Hamlet''s Elsinore and Elsinore's 'Hamlet'

Monday 15 May 2017

In this illustrated talk, Dr Anne Sophie Refskou (University of Surrey) and Lars Romann Engel (Artistic Director of Hamletscenen in Elsinore) discuss the lively history of 'Hamlet' in Denmark, tracing how Shakespeare’s fictional setting for 'Hamlet' has become a real one.