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Shakespeare Lives Across the Island

Members of the BSA may be interested by the following series of events, one of which is being sponsored by the association:

7 May, 12 noon– 5pm
Old Staff Common Room,
Queen’s University Belfast



Andrea Montgomery (Terra Nova)

Prof. Sheila Cavanagh (Emory University)

Emer McHugh (NUI Galway)

Dr Stephen O’Neill (Maynooth University)

Dr Edel Semple (UC Cork)

Shakespeare Lives across the Island: Conversations and Celebrations is an unprecedented programme of events celebrating William Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death in 2016.

The initiative brings together an extensive series of outreach activities across the island of Ireland which, marking this unique anniversary, explores Shakespeare as a living writer who still speaks for all people and nations. With a basis in the activities of higher education institutions, the programme also extends to conversations and celebrations taking place in academies, theatres, performance spaces, cinemas, libraries and museums.

We invite you to join in the festivities by experiencing the work of Shakespeare directly in higher education institutions, on stage, via exhibitions, on film and online.
Events are organized by local partners, but the whole project is co–ordinated by Professor Mark Thornton Burnett (Queen’s University Belfast) in partnership with the British Council Ireland and other organizations and individuals across Northern Ireland and Ireland.
A travelling exhibition Shakespeare Lives through Sir Kenneth Branagh on Stage and Screen will accompany the programme.

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