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Sidelights on Shakespeare: Peter Kirwan on Handling the Apocrypha

To celebrity its 5th birthday, the Sidelights on Shakespeare project has invited one of its founder members (and BSA Trustee) Peter Kirwan to speak on Shakespeare’s apocrypha.

Details below, and on their poster.



To celebrate our 5th birthday, we are delighted to welcome back one of the original founders of Sidelights on Shakespeare:

Dr Peter Kirwan, University of Nottingham

The Incomplete Works of William Shakespeare: Handling the Apocrypha

4pm, Tuesday 9th June2015

Room 3 Wolfson Research Exchange Library, University of Warwick.

Birthday cake and wine to follow. All Welcome

Dr Kirwan will open up the key questions surrounding the so-called ‘Shakespeare Apocrypha’ in light of the most current developments in Shakespeare editorial practice. As new major ‘Complete Works’ projects seek to consolidate the constitution of the canon while other multi-volume series add ever more plays, what is at stake in editing and author-ising those plays whose authorship may never be resolved beyond doubt?

Peter Kirwan is Assistant Professor of Shakespeare & Early Modern Drama at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Shakespeare and the Idea of Apocrypha (Cambridge, 2015) and co-editor of Shakespeare and the Digital World (Cambridge, 2014), as well as author of several articles and book chapters on Shakespeare’s print and performance history. He is Editions reviewer for Shakespeare Survey, Book Reviews Editor for Early Theatre and a trustee of the British Shakespeare Association. He is an award-winning teacher, and his current book project is a history of the theatre company Cheek by Jowl. He did his PhD at Warwick, where he was co-founder of ‘Sidelights on Shakespeare’.


Sidelights on Shakespeare is sponsored by the Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick

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