‘Portrait of Europe’ event series: Shakespeare in Europe: Radical Contemporary Appropriations

Date: 26 October 2015, 19:00-20:00
Venue: The Storey Institute, Lancaster

With Ulrike Draesner (multiple award-winning German author, writer-in-residence at the Authors and the World research hub from 25 to 29 October 2015); Tom Cheesman (translator and Reader in Languages, Translation & Communication at Swansea University); Ben Schofield (Head of German, King’s College London and specialist in transnational theatre practices); and Rebecca Braun (Director of the ‘Authors & the World’ research hub, Lancaster University)

This round-table discussion will explore how Shakespeare’s work has been used as a springboard by a range of writers and dramaturges to express ideas of art and the artist in the contemporary European setting. Let us take you on a journey of radical translations and rude re-productions that aim to unsettle and provoke. Is Shakespeare Britain’s best-known European writer, and what does Europe have to say about Shakespeare?


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