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The Play’s The Thing

Stephen Greenblatt, Howard Jacobson, Janet Suzman

11/03/2018 6:30 pm
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These three towering Shakespeareans who have taught, written about, directed and performed the greatest dramatist of all times, engage in a witty and illuminating exchange about why the pre-eminent playwright and poet is studied, interpreted and translated the world over, providing inspiration for new operas, films, plays, novels, and other works of art.

Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt is Cogan Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and is general editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and The Norton Shakespeare.

Howard Jacobson


Howard Jacobson is a multi-award-winning writer of 13 novels and five works of non-fiction, as well as a regular contributor to major newspapers and journals, including a regular column for The Independent. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question.

Janet Suzman

Picture shows Actress and Director Janet Suzman, photographed in Covent Garden, London. Wednesday 8th March 2006. Photograph by Sophie Laslett, The Times

 

Janet Suzman DBE was Shen Te / Shui Ta in an acclaimed production of Good Woman of Sechuan at The Royal Court in the 70’s, and then directed her own version of the play, re-named The Good Person of Sharkeville, at The Market Theatre Johannesburg as it is about survival in extreme urban poverty. She is presently directing Athol Fugard’s A Lesson from Aloes at The Finborough Theatre. She will be reading some of the poems, happy to re-acquaint herself with BB after such an interval.

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