4 December 2020 / Conferences

Shakespeare and Music – conference coming up

Dr Michelle Assay (PhD, Sorbonne), Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, University of Huddersfield (Shakespeare in Soviet/post-Soviet music), RMA Flagship Conferences Coordinator, Founder and Chair of Shakespeare and Music International Study Group (RMA) writes to invite all interested persons:

The inaugural conference of the Shakespeare and Music Study Group takes place on 10-11 December.

The Conference will be online and feature two keynote addresses: by Professor Ross Duffin (Case Western Reserve University) and by Claire van Kampen (composer and director for the Globe Theatre).

In addition, Conference delegates will have the chance to see for the first time John Casken’s The Shackled King, a ‘music drama’ derived from Shakespeare’s King Lear, with Sir John Tomlinson CBE in the title role and Rozanna Madylus (mezzo-soprano) as Cordelia, Goneril, Regan and The Fool. They are accompanied by the Counterpoise ensemble.

To help with running costs of the Conference and future events, and to contribute towards the fees of the performers of The Shackled King who, as freelance musicians, are in particular need of support at the present time, we ask you to consider making a modest optional donation at the time of registration, in lieu of a registration fee.

For more information and to join the Study Group, please visit:

To register, please go to: