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Lecture Explores Shakespeare's Theatrical Legacy

The timelessness of Shakespeare’s plays will be explored during the latest in The Hive’s Professorial Lecture Series.

Professor Claire Cochrane, from the University of Worcester will talk about how the Bard’s legacy continues during this fascinating public event on Wednesday, March 4 at 6pm.

Chaired by her colleague, Professor Suzanne Schwarz, Professor Cochrane will discuss how Shakespeare's plays have arguably achieved their 'for all time' status, not just because of their inherent qualities but because of their capacity for transformation in line with the very different perspectives of the successive generations of theatre makers who have performed them. This lecture will look at contemporary approaches to the production of Shakespeare showing how 'staging Shakespeare today' opens up a rich and diverse range of possibilities.

There is no charge for the Professorial Lectures. Tickets are available on a 'first come, first served' basis from The Hive, Level 1 Information Pod and the University of Worcester St John's main reception.

The next lecture in the series 'Activate your Workspace: the benefits of workspace physical activity' will be delivered by Professor Derek Peters on Wednesday, April 1 at 6pm.

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