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What is New in Shakespeare

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What is New in Shakespeare

Please join us for a presentation on What is New in Shakespeare, with Michael Collins, Professor of Georgetown University, and Will Tosh, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and lecturer of The Globe Theatre.

Dr. Collins will review versions of Shakespeare's plays, their various performances, and recent authorship issues. Dr. Tosh will discuss The Globe and The Blackfriars Theatres and its Performance Practice Project. There will be a considerable period for Q & A.

6:30 Wine Reception in Council Room and Entrance Hall
7:00 to 8:00pm Presentation in Meeting Room
8:00pm Wine Reception to continue

Dr. Michael Collins is a Professor in the English Department of Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He specializes in British and American literature. Prof Collins is an expert on Shakespeare, British theatre since 1950 and Anglo-Welsh poetry. He has written: articles on Shakespeare (focus on performance and pedagogy); Anglo-Welsh poetry; American literature; Essays on the Early Comedies (Delaware, 1997) and was the Editor of Shakespeare's Sweet Thunder. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from New York University and his B.A. from Fordham College.

As post-doctoral research fellow, Dr. Will Tosh is in charge of the 2-year Performance Practice Project at the Globe's Sam Wanamaker Playhouse which aims to understand indoor 17th century theatre practices and its effect on repertory, the style of playing and the use of music amongst other considerations. Dr Tosh studied English Literature at Oxford University. Later he trained as an actor and worked in theatre as a performer and producer for five years. He recently finished his PhD at Queen Mary, University of London. His research focused on friendship and sociability in the 16th and 17th.
Dr. Tosh has the following upcoming books: Letters and Friendship in Shakespeare's England and Playing Indoors: Staging Early Modern Drama in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

The Society of Antiquaries was founded in 1707 and today its 3,000 Fellows include many distinguished archaeologists and art and architectural historians holding positions across the global cultural heritage. The Fellowship's principal objectives are to understand heritage, support research and communicate the results to engage in the formulation of public policy on the care of Britain's historic environment and cultural property. The Society has been at its current venue since 1874.

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