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Shakespeare: Gained in Translation

Start: Mar 18, 2013 06:00 PM
End: Mar 18, 2013 08:00 PM

Location: UCL Roberts 106 Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Torrington Place, WC1E 7JE


Shakespeare Statue in Leicester Square


What can such 'translations' (using the term in the broadest sense) tell us about Shakespeare? How might they help us to look at him afresh?

This  panel discussion which will explore the adaptation and appropriation of Shakespeare by diverse cultures, and the conversion of Shakespeare into other media such as opera and film.


Helen Hackett, Professor of English, UCL


  • Kamila Shamsie, novelist and broadcaster, who will speak on the global reception and adaptation of Shakespeare.
  • Tom Bird, director of the 'Globe to Globe' festival at Shakespeare's Globe (37 plays in 37 languages).
  • Dr Gregory Dart, English Department, UCL, who will speak on Verdi's Shakespeare.

'Gained in Translation' is a series of events at UCL exploring and celebrating the intercultural importance and societal impact of poetry, prose, and drama translated from its original language.

The series will run in Terms 2 and 3 of Academic Year 2012-13, supported by an award from the UCL Annual Fund to the UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.