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Early Modern Workshop at Lancaster Castle

Date: 25 February 2014 Time: 2.00 - 4.00 pm

Venue: Lancaster Castle

Macbeth and Witchcraft

These two one-hour seminars, taking place in the witches' dungeon at Lancaster Castle, will consider the idea of the witches apparently offering power and freedom of action to Macbeth but his crimes of regicide and murder ultimately trapping him to be 'cabin'd, cribb'd confin'd, bound in / To saucy doubts and fears' just as the historical men and women who were accused of witchcraft at the assizes in Lancaster Castle and held in the witches dungeon were trapped.

These seminars are open to undergraduate students taking ENGL 306: Shakespeare/ To reserve a place, please email Alison Findlay at the address below.


Who can attend: Internal


Further information

Organising departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing


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