Category Archives: William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Roman Tragedies by Toneelgroep Amsterdam at the Barbican

Yesterday I attended one of the best theatrical experiences of my life – Shakespeare’s Roman Tragedies at the Barbican by Toneelgroep Amsterdam, directed by Ivo van Hove. In the last couple of weeks I’d already seen the first two instalments of … Continue reading

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‘Measuring Territories: The Techniques of Rule’ – talk to Kingston Shakespeare seminar, Rose Theatre, 16 March 2017

On Thursday I’ll be giving a talk at the Rose Theatre to the Kingston Shakespeare seminar, entitled ‘Measuring Territories: The Techniques of Rule’. It’s a version of Chapter 7 of my Shakespearean Territories manuscript. Speaking about Shakespeare in a theatre … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on Andrew Scott as Hamlet at the Almeida

There were many things I liked about the new production of Hamlet, at the Almeida theatre, starring Andrew Scott. Unfortunately, Andrew Scott wasn’t one of them. I found his Hamlet just too shouty, and ultimately not very sympathetic. There were … Continue reading

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Books received – Lacan, Shakespeare, Freud, Nietzsche, Bambach and Kantorowicz

Lacan’s Four Fundamental Concepts; the new Arden edition of Cymbeline; the translation of the first edition of Freud’s Three Essays; the 1964 proceedings of a conference on Nietzsche; an edited collection on Lacan’s first two seminars; Charles Bambach’s Thinking the Poetic Measure … Continue reading

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One or Two King Lears? – review at Berfrois (open access)

I have a long review of Brian Vickers’s The One King Lear, at the Berfrois website. It was one of the biggest review challenges I’ve ever faced – a difficult, technical and contentious book… Anyone who has seen more than one production … Continue reading

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A year in review – talks, publications and writing, plus links to my ‘best-of’ lists

I began 2016 with a lengthy manuscript on the 1969-75 period of Foucault’s work, partly developed from the large sections cut from the manuscript of Foucault’s Last Decade. The main task accomplished in the first part of this year was … Continue reading

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Academic Books of 2016 – my personal list

Many of the academic books I read this year were for the Foucault and Shakespeare work, and few were published this year. This alphabetical list is of the twenty books published this year which I read and liked the most. … Continue reading

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From Our Fellows podcast 02, December 2016 – including a piece by me on Shakespeare and Territory

The British Academy has begun a series of short podcasts where fellows talk about aspects of their work. I’m featured in the second of these, just released. The task was to speak about our work, but to keep to six minutes. … Continue reading

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Books received – Sullivan, Rogers, Foucault companion, journals

. A copy of Garrett Sullivan Jr’s classic The Drama of Landscape, kindly sent by Garrett. I use this extensively in my work on Shakespeare. Dallas Rogers also sent a copy of his new book The Geopolitics of Real Estate, … Continue reading

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Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre, Politics – audio recording of Cambridge talk

On 7 November 2016 I gave a talk to the Political Thought and Intellectual History seminar, University of Cambridge, entitled “Foucault and Shakespeare: Ceremony, Theatre, Politics”. An audio recording is available here.

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