Julius Caesar, Marc Antony, Cleopatra: all owe their undying fame in no small part to the plays of William Shakespeare. In this public lecture, Professor Alastair Blanshard and Dr Shushma Malik explore this legacy through a discussion of the plays and their sources, as well as analysis of the influence of Shakespeare on cinema and drama. A highlight of the event will be the screening of a couple of silent films based on Shakespeare's Roman plays, with live musical accompaniment.
This public lecture forms part of the University's celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death (full series information). The School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry together with the Friends of Antiquity are hosting this lecture and film screening on the topic of Shakespeare's Romans.
Entry is free; afternoon tea will be served. Please note, if you intend staying on for tea please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (Centre for the History of Emotions).