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Shakespeare and Morality Symposium

June 21, 2019


‘Morals’ by Mark M. Mellon (2018)

21st June 2019

Ivy Arts Centre, Guildford School of Acting
Stag Hill Campus, University of Surrey, Guildford

Hosted by the Surrey Shakespeare Centre

Registration is free and now open – but spaces are limited!



All sessions consist of two 25-minute papers followed by 25 minutes for Q&A and discussion.

9am Registration

Neema Parvini (Surrey), ‘Shakespeare and Morality – Some Opening Remarks’.
Patrick Gray (Durham), ‘Shakespeare and Morality – Some More Opening Remarks’.

11.15am-11.35am Coffee

Elizabeth Sandis (Shakespeare Institute), ‘Dangerous pastimes at Oxford: How did the city, the university, and the students view Shakespeare’s works? (And could they even view them?)’
Jessica Chiba (Royal Holloway), ‘”Nor could she moralize his wanton sight”: Shakespeare and the Moral Law’.

12.50pm-1.50pm Lunch

Amanda Finch (Ulster), ‘Isabella/Isabel: representations of ideal and complex victims in Measure for Measure at Donmar Warehouse.’
Darren Tunstall (Guildford School of Acting), ‘Authority and Honest Signalling in Macbeth’.

2.55pm-3.15pm Tea

Gilad Gutman (Tel-Aviv), ‘”Show Us to Be Watchers”: Relativizing Morality through Demonology’.
Jeffrey Wilson (Harvard), ‘Tragic Excess in Hamlet’.


Guildford School of Acting
Stag Hill Campus, Perimeter Rd
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH United Kingdom
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