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Shakespeare and Marlowe: Rivals, Collaborators, or Aliases – an Early Modern Mystery

Val McDermid and Emma Smith

Saturday, 28 March 2020

2:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Crime writer and playwright Val McDermid and Shakespeare expert Professor Emma Smith discuss some of the mysteries around two giants of the English stage—Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare.

McDermid’s forthcoming play And Midnight Never Come, commissioned by the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, deals with the notoriously controversial circumstances of the death of Christopher Marlowe.

McDermid has sold more than 16 million books across the globe and has been translated into 40 languages. She is best known for her Wire in the Blood series, featuring clinical psychologist Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan.  How The Dead Speak is the 11th book in the series.

Smith is professor of Shakespeare studies at Hertford College, Oxford, and the author of This Is Shakespeare. She has published and lectured widely and her podcasts on Shakespeare and early modern dramatists are available at Apple Podcasts.

This event is part of St Hilda’s College writers’ day at the festival, a series of talks featuring the works of graduates and fellows of the college.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden