Shakespeare on the Irish

Shakespeare on the Irish 22Oct

What did Shakespeare think of the Irish?

How did he include them in his plays? What does this say about views of Irishness today?

Explore the context for and interpretations of the Bard’s inclusions and explore what tropes, prevailing politics and characteristics he adopted to include Irish people in his stories.

Part seminar, part workshop; participants will hear from Catherine Harvey (actor, writer and broadcaster) -Visiting Professor of Shakespeare Studies at The University of Niagara– and will workshop mixed-heritage approaches with Ashleigh Nugent (author, performer and creative Director of RiseUp CIC).

This event is held in partnership with Shakespeare North Playhouse.

Please note, there will be more to follow on this event, as final details are generated.

This event is copromoted with Black History Month.

£12/£8.40 conc. Booking link to follow.
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22 October 2022


Shakespeare North Playhouse
Shakespeare North Playhouse. Prospero Place
L34 3AB

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