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Please join us for a presentation on What is New in Shakespeare, with Michael Collins, Professor of Georgetown University, and Will Tosh, Research Fellow and lecturer at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Dr. Collins will review versions of Shakespeare's plays, their various performances, and recent authorship issues. Dr. Tosh will discuss the indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe, an intimate venue that recalls Shakespeare’s Blackfriars Theatre. There will be a considerable period for Q & A.

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6:30 Wine Reception in Council Room and Entrance Hall

7:00 to 8:00pm Presentation in Meeting Room

8:00pm Wine Reception to continue


SPEAKER BACKGROUND:

Dr. Michael Collins is a Professor in the English Department of Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He specializes in British and American literature. Prof Collins is an expert on Shakespeare, British theatre since 1950 and Anglo-Welsh poetry. He has written: articles on Shakespeare (focus on performance and pedagogy); Anglo-Welsh poetry; American literature; Essays on the Early Comedies (Delaware, 1997) and was the Editor of Shakespeare's Sweet Thunder. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. from New York University and his B.A. from Fordham College.


As Lecturer and Research Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe, Will Tosh led the Indoor Performance Practice Project (2014-16) which examined playing in the candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. He continues to coordinate Globe Education’s on-going Research in Action series of public workshops in the indoor theatre. Educated at Oxford University and Queen Mary University of London, Will’s doctoral thesis examined the friendship networks of the Elizabethan spy Anthony Bacon. He is the author of Male Friendship and Testimonies of Love in Shakespeare’s England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and Playing Indoors: Staging Early Modern Drama in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Bloomsbury, under contract). Prior to his career as an academic, Will trained and worked as an actor.


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The Society of Antiquaries was founded in 1707 and today its 3,000 Fellows include many distinguished archaeologists and art and architectural historians holding positions across the global cultural heritage. The Fellowship's principal objectives are to understand heritage, support research and communicate the results to engage in the formulation of public policy on the care of Britain's historic environment and cultural property. The Society has been at its current venue since 1874.


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