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Shakespeare and Terror

November's Research Conversation

What do Shakespeare's works tell us about the nature, psychology, and consequences of terror?

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 10 November we meet with writer and broadcaster Islam Issa as we delve into his new book Shakespeare and Terrorism. His book takes the reader on a journey from Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon and London to a variety of locations, from Western Europe and the Balkans, to the US, North Africa, the Persian Gulf and Central Asia. He will share with us his research which seeks to understand what Shakespeare and his works can tell us about the nature, psychology, and consequences of terror, which the playwright wrote so powerfully about.

How have extremists responded to Shakespeare's work? How have they attacked him or even been inspired by him? Issa's work seeks to bring new ideas to light about Shakespeare’s plays and our world around them.

Led by literary critic and historian, Dr Islam Issa, Birmingham City University.


The event begins with a 30-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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