What is a Shakespeare Festival

Monday April 24, 2:00 pm

York Explore Central Library

Nicoleta Cinpoes, Florence March and Paul Prescott

Our seminar explores the dynamic role Shakespeare and his work play in intercultural celebration, mobility and mediation. From the aftermath of World War II until now, festivals have deployed Shakespeare as a model of inclusive theatre to provide alternative answers to Europe‚Äôs multi-faceted crises. In the face of war, disasters and displacement, Shakespeare on festival stages continues to be a cultural and social game changer: it stands in solidarity with and offers sanctuary to the silenced, the oppressed and the dispossessed, working on healing.

An hour long introduction to the role of Shakepeare in the world, with the opportunity for audience questions and discussion.

The speakers will draw and expand on the material contained in their Bloomsbury Press publication Shakespeare on European Festival Stages. published in 2022

Tickets are free, but places must be booked using the link below

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