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Shakespeare and Green Theatre

January's Research Conversation

How can Shakespeare speak to our current climate emergency, and how does our approach to this question change the way we direct and watch his plays?

Join us every month for our free online Research Conversations. Taking place on Zoom on the second Wednesday of every month, our Research Conversations provide you with the opportunity to attend free, online live sessions and listen to people who are engaged in Shakespeare-related research.

On 12 January we are joined by the founders of three eco-Shakespeare projects to discuss how artistic commitments to the environment produce ecological action. We will hear about Cymbeline in the Anthropocene (an eco-adaptation), and the new EarthShakes Alliance, a collective of individuals and organisations committed to affective climate action. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is proud to be the first non-theatre company to sign up to EarthShakes Alliance.

Led by Professor Katherine Brokaw, Professor Paul Prescott (University of Merced, California), and Professor Randall Martin (University of New Brunswick).

This event is part of our ‘Sustainable Shakespeare' programme of events and talks.

The event begins with a thirty minute presentation and will be followed by an open discussion. Please note this is an online event held on Zoom.


All of our Research Conversations are free, but if you are in the position where you are able to support us with a donation, no matter large or small, we would be incredibly grateful. As the independent charity dedicated to sharing Shakespeare's work, life and times with the world, we rely on the support of visitors, event attendees, donors and Friends for 98% of our income to help conserve the priceless Shakespearian heritage in our care. Thank you for your support.


Listen back: If you were unable to attend our previous virtual Research Conversations, you can catch up on our audio recordings here

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