This is Shakespeare SOLD OUT
Sunday, 7 April 2019
Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre
£7 - £12.50
Shakespeare expert Professor Emma Smith reveals the ambiguities, inconsistencies and flaws at the heart of Shakespeare’s plays and argues that the traditional view of the genius Bard is not the whole truth.
Smith reveals an intellectually, theatrically and ethically exciting writer interested in economics as much as poetry and who engages in politicking and copy-catting with rivals such as Christopher Marlowe and Thomas Kyd. It is an author who writes in modern ways about individual agency, privacy, politics, celebrity and sex, and flirts with issues of succession politics, religious upheaval and technological change.
Smith is professor of Shakespeare studies at the University of Oxford and author of The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio and The Cambridge Guide to Shakespeare.