The UCD/Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures began in 2012 and the series has seen a number of distinguished guest speakers visit both UCD and the Abbey Theatre. Several of the lectures have been recorded for podcasting by Real Smart Media. The podcasts are available here and on iTunes, or you can click on the speaker images above.
As you can see, many of these talks speak directly to the question of Shakespeare and Ireland, so it is our great pleasure to point people in the direction of such a fantastic resource. With thanks to Dr. Jane Grogan for putting these together.
Dr Naomi McAreavey (UCD) – Shakespeare and Seventeenth-Century Irish Theatre.
Prof Andrew Murphy (University of St Andrews) – Acts of Rebellion: Shakespeare and the 1916 Rising.
Prof Anthony Roche (UCD) – Shakespeare: “the chap that writes like Synge”.
Prof Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute) – Shakespeare, Amateur Performance and Civic Identity in Britain and Ireland
Dr Jane Grogan (UCD) – Shakespeare and the East
Prof Ewan Fernie (Shakespeare Institute) – St Edgar and his Demons
Prof Kiernan Ryan (Royal Holloway) – Shakespeare’s Universality: The Revolutionary Imagination