Shakespeare and Modernism Symposium

30 April 2016 / 10:00
Barbican Centre / The Pit

£15 (includes a complimentary sandwich lunch and a glass of wine at the end of the day)

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This one-day symposium explores the relationship between modernist thinking, scenography, art and literature in the early to mid-twentieth century, posing questions about modernism's legacy for Shakespeare production and scholarship today. Taking place within the modernist architectural frame of the Centre, topics discussed include: modernist writers and thinkersí relationship with Shakespeare and the past; the impact of modernist design on Shakespeare production; the legacy of Shakespeare in modernist and post-modernist culture.

The Shakespeare and Modernism Symposium will run from 10am to 5pm.

Key note speakers include Cary Dipietro (OCAD University) and Christian Billing (University of Hull), and a round table discussion with Olivier Award-winning designer Stephen Brimson Lewis, chaired by Bridget Escolme (Queen Mary University of London).

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