Shakespeare (and) Sanctuary

Saturday April 29, 2:00 pm

York St John University Creative Arts Centre

York St John University, the European Shakespeare Research Association and the York International Shakespeare Festival invite you to an afternoon of discussion and shared experiences on Shakespeare as Sanctuary.

With short presentations, panel discussions and Q&As, we will cover a wide range of ways that Shakespeare can be a haven, including the safety of festival stages, Shakespeare in women’s prisons, and Shakespeare translation or adaptation as a form of resistance to censorship and persecution.

We will bring together practitioners, educators, students, local and global festival contributors to celebrate how international Shakespeare festivals enable social, political, artistic and civic agency.

York became a City of Sanctuary in 2016 and York St John University became a University of Sanctuary in 2018.

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Tickets for this event are free but as space is limited, places should be booked using the link below

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