The Shakespeare Programme was set up to promote the study of Shakespeare.
Its current activities include research on Shakespearean texts as part of early modern surfaces project and the performance, ceremony and ritual project, and work on Shakespeare’s language via the Corpus Research in Early Modern English group. It also aims to foster links with Lancaster Castle, with theatres and schools (including a formal link with Solihull Sixth Form’s ‘Shakespeare Academy’) and with members of the public.
Collaboration with the Castle and northern theatres began in 2012 as part of the British Shakespeare Association conference Shakespeare Inside Out: Depth / Surface / Meaning, hosted by Lancaster University
There was a follow up Lancaster Season of Shakespeare which included shows, films and events at the Dukes Theatre, Demi-Paradise Theatre’s production of Othello in Lancaster Castle and workshops in local schools, which took place in February and March 2014.
Undergraduates and postgraduates studying in the Department are encouraged to engage with these events. The Shakespeare Programme also supports extra curricular activities like theatre visits, workshops and a reading group for students
Please visit The Shakespeare Programme website for information.
Northern Renaissance Seminar
The Northern Renaissance Seminar was reconvened by colleagues here in Lancaster in 2007, and is a peripatetic series of one-day events for the discussion of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature and culture.