Irish Renaissance Seminar, QUB: Shakespeare Lives across the Island, 7 May 2016


Shakespeare Lives across the Island:

Conversations and Celebrations

7th May 2016, Old Staff Common Room, QUB

12pm                                  Lunch (courtesy of School of English)

1pm – 2pm                         Plenary One                                   Chair: Ramona Wray (QUB)

Prof. Sheila T. Cavanagh (Emory University and Fulbright/Global Shakespeare Centre Distinguished Chair), ‘The Curiosity of Nations: Communities of Shakespeare in the Twenty-first Century’

2pm – 3:15pm                   Paper Session                                Chair: Edel Lamb (QUB)

Shakespeare on Film and in Performance

Emer McHugh (NUI Galway), ‘Irish Shakespeare on the Margins and in the Mainstream: The Case of Druid Shakespeare’

Dr Edel Semple (UC Cork), ‘Men, Women and the Nation in Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth

3:15 – 3:30pm                   Coffee

3:30 – 4:30pm                   Plenary Two                                   Chair: Romano Mullin (QUB)

Dr Stephen O’Neill (Maynooth University), ‘“It is the digital, / The digital above us, govern our conditions”: Shakespeare, (Mis)Quotation and Digital Cultures’

4:30 – 5:15pm                   Roundtable: Belfast Tempest   Chair: Mark Burnett (QUB)

Belfast Tempest is a stunning adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest staged in the giant industrial cathedral that is T13. It combines 3D holographic sound, actors, dancers, a choir of Belfast voices and community groups from across the city. The roundtable features Andrea Montgomery, Director (Terra Nova), and cast member Ilana Gilovich (QUB)

5:30pm                               Reception and Launch of the British Council/QUB Exhibition, ‘Shakespeare Lives through Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen’, Queen’s Film Theatre

7pm                                     Dinner at French Village, Botanic Avenue (self-funding, but School of English to provide drinks to accompany dinner)

With grateful thanks to: British Council, British Shakespeare Association, School of English, School of Creative Arts, Society for Renaissance Studies


This is part of the ‘Shakespeare Lives Across Ireland’ programme, which can be downloaded here. More #Shakespeare400 events can be found on the blog using the tag #ShaxIRL400. Follow us on Twitter at @ShakesinIreland


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