Category Archives: Shakespearean Territories

Foucault’s Last Decade update 24 – other work while waiting for the reports, and the draft cover blurb

This has been the period between submitting the Foucault’s Last Decade manuscript and waiting for reader reports. I’ve largely been doing other things – talks on terrain and urban territory; editing a Lefebvre translation and writing its introduction; writing a … Continue reading

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Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden — Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani

Dale Leorke & Suneel Jethani, “Exercises in the history of ideas: an interview with Stuart Elden“. The full version of this interview, which previously appeared in edited form on the Theory, Culture & Society website, is now available as an open-access … Continue reading

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“Before the Punitive Society: The Inquiry of Théories et institutions pénales”, plenary lecture – Discipline and Punish Forty Years On, Nottingham 11 September 2015

Here’s the abstract for my plenary lecture to the Time Served: Discipline and Punish Forty Years On conference, to be held at The Galleries of Justice, Nottingham, 11-12 September 2015. Before the Punitive Society: The Inquiry of Théories et institutions pénales This presentation will … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Mousnier, Lefebvre

Two OUP editions of Shakespeare, Roland Mousnier’s Peasant Uprisings – used by Foucault in Théories et institutions pénales, and two first editions of Lefebvre’s books in Axelos’s Arguments series.

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Shakespeare’s Richard II by Scena Mundi at St Bartholomew the Great church

Last night I went to see Shakespeare’s Richard II by Scena Mundi at St Bartholomew the Great church in London. A stunning setting and an exceptional performance. Richard II is a wonderful play and it will be the focus of a … Continue reading

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King John at the Globe – the text, the Magna Carta, land and the question of territory

Last night I went to see the rarely performed King John at the Globe theatre in London. The production – the last of the canonical plays to be performed at the Globe – was timed to coincide with the 800th … Continue reading

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Books received – several volumes of the RSC Shakespeare from Palgrave

Several volumes of the RSC Shakespeare series in recompense for review work from Palgrave Macmillan. While I prefer the Arden third series for the texts and apparatus, these editions have useful introductions, especially on performance history, so I’ve been building … Continue reading

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“Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre and Politics”, abstract for workshop at Theatre, Performance, Foucault!, King’s College London, 4 July 2015

I previously shared the call for papers for the Theatre, Performance, Foucault! workshop at King’s College London on 4 July 2015. I’ll be presenting on the topic of “Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre and Politics”. This is the intersection of my two … Continue reading

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Titan Theatre Company’s all-female Othello in Queens

Although I saw some remarkable theatre in late March and early April in the UK – Antigone, Death of a Salesman, Man and Superman and Clarence Darrow – it was good to get back to Shakespeare. First was the all-female Othello at the Queens Theatre, … Continue reading

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Laws, Economies and Territories in Richard II – audio recording of a talk at Purchase College

Yesterday I went up to Purchase College, SUNY to give a talk at a workshop on Thinking with Shakespeare Today. Organised by Morris Kaplan, there were four papers: “Shakespeare and Theatrical Conversions” – Michele Osherow, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, … Continue reading

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