The Society for Theatre Research

2015-16 Lecture Programme

This series of evening lectures, given by invited speakers, is held monthly in London during the winter. The lectures are open to everyone, and each is followed by discussion and refreshments. Included in the programme is a special Annual Address, usually in May following the Society's AGM, and the Christmas lecture, named in honour of the late Margaret Collins, whose substantial bequest to the Society, for the purpose of funding the lecture series, continues to make these evenings possible.

Lectures are held either at the Art Workers' Guild, Bloomsbury (map), or at the Swedenborg Hall, Holborn (map). All lectures are free and open to the public.

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The next lecture is:

Shakespeare's Fathers and Daughters
Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 8.15pm at the Art Workers' Guild | map
The Annual Address follows the AGM, which is at 7pm

Shakespeare, a great chronicler of the family, seems particularly interested in the murderous rivalry of brothers and father-daughter relations (usually elderly fathers and very young daughters), from Titus Andronicus and Lavinia through to Prospero and Miranda. In his address, Oliver Ford Davies explores what this tells us about Shakespeare's development as a dramatist. ... [read more...]