Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
“Shakespeare’s First Act: literature, theatre, and the earliest years”
A public lecture by Prof. Goran Stanivukovic (Saint Mary's University, Canada) entitled “Shakespeare’s First Act: literature, theatre, and the earliest years” - a special event for Shakespeare 400.
You are warmly invited to a public lecture by Prof. Goran Stanivukovic (Saint Mary's University, Canada) on the topic of “Shakespeare’s First Act: literature, theatre, and the earliest years”. This lecture will focus on Shakespeare's ‘earliest’ Elizabethan years in London and will explore the theatrical, literary, and artistic conditions that shaped the critical perceptions of Shakespeare’s early works. The lecture will challenge the view of ‘earliest Shakespeare’ as a ‘young’ writer struggling to find his voice and as bound by rhetorical cliches, it will show that Shakespeare produced some of the most avant-garde drama and innovative poetry of the late 1590s at just this ‘earliest’ stage of his creative life, and will suggest how we think about what ‘young’, or ‘early’, and what these mean in our modern critical assessment of a literary career. This talk has been supported by the School of English and is part of the British Council ‘Shakespeare Lives’ programme that commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death this year.
|Category:||Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences|
|Location:||Council Room on the Quad, UCC|
|Target Audience:||All welcome|
|Admission Price: €||Free|
Dr Edel Semple