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)

 Sold out

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).

This event is part of:
Play On...

Part of Shakespeare 400


why not try

Julie Cunningham & Company
8 - 11 Mar 17 / The Pit
Information info

Omer Arbel: 44
14 Sep 16 - 18 Apr 17 / Foyers
Information info

Shall I This Time Hold You?
21 Feb 17 - 1 May 17 / Foyers
Information info