Plenary Recordings

Audio recordings of five plenary sessions are now available, hosted at Backdoor Broadcasting. Whether you missed the whole conference, just one session, or the last half of an important note,* these recordings are for you. Many thanks to our speakers for their permission to record sessions. We hope you enjoy!

1. Peter Holland (Notre Dame): Haunting Shakespeare or King Lear Meets Alice

2. Katherine Duncan-Jones (Oxford): Thriving by Foolery: Comical Letters Addressed to Serious People, 1585-1612

3. Deborah Shaw (RSC) in conversation with Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute)

4. René Weis (UCL): Romeo and Juliet and the Shapes of Time

5. Paul Menzer (Mary Baldwin): Shakespeare, Anecdotally



*or if you just can’t get enough BritGrad

[Photo credit: Jon Harvey.]


Deborah Shaw confirmed for plenary!

It is our pleasure to announce that Deborah Shaw, Director of the World Shakespeare Festival and RSC Associate Director, will give a plenary session at this year’s conference.

Shaw joined the RSC in 2006 to direct the Complete Works Festival. Before that she served as Director of the Bath Shakespeare Festival, Artistic Director of Chester Gateway Theatre, and Associate Director of Watford Palace Theatre. She is a founding member of the Iraqi Theatre Company (Baghdad), and has produced shows internationally as well as producing many international shows here in the UK. She holds an MA from Cambridge and an honorary doctorate from Oxford Brookes. [You can read about more of Shaw’s impressive career on her RSC page.]



Check out Ms Shaw’s Festival Director Blog for the WSF.

Stay connected to the Festival through the Year of Shakespeare site, launching Monday 23 April.