VIRTUAL IAS Festival - Transgender Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
04 May 2021, 3:00 pm–4:30 pm
With Professor Kate Chedgzoy, Dr Colby Gordon, Dr Andy Kesson, Emma Frankland, Robin Craig and Dr Ezra Horbury (chair)
This event is free.
Institute of Advanced Studies
‘Transgender Shakespeare and His Contemporaries’ features talks on transgender interpretations and adaptations of Shakespeare and contemporary early modern writers, and creative responses to how trans actors and writers can use these texts in modern practice.
Dr Ezra Horbury, British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College London
- Prof Kate Chedgzoy (Professor of Renaissance Literature, Newcastle University) – ‘Introduction’
- Dr Colby Gordon (Assistant Professor of English, Bryn Mawr College) – ‘Pricked Out’
- Dr Andy Kesson (Reader in Renaissance Literature, University of Roehampton) and Emma Frankland (theatre maker and performer) – 'Theatre History Is Theatre Now: Restaging Shakespeare’s Trans Contemporaries’
- Robin Craig (Ph.D student, University of Roehampton and Shakespeare’s Globe) – “Poor Old Will”: Shakespeare in Performance and the Bad Trans Object'.
This talk forms part of the IAS fifth anniversary festival on the theme of ‘Alternative Epistemologies’.
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