Political Shakespeare in the classroom

Event Date: 
16 May 2017

Early Modern Arts Week events at Birkbeck

Political Shakespeare in the classroom

6pm-7.25pm, Room 106, 43 Gordon Square

What’s political about Shakespeare?  What are the challenges of addressing the early modern and modern political questions raised by Shakespeare’s works in the classroom?  Tackling the subversive and violent content of Shakespeare’s drama, Catherine Belsey (Swansea University) and Tom Barnes (Kingsmead School) lead a discussion about engaging students with controversial material.