Category Archives: William Shakespeare

‘Critical Histories of the Present’, Spindel conference, University of Memphis, 16-17 September 2016

My next visiting talk – and my first overseas talk in over a year – will be at ‘Critical Histories of the Present‘, the 35th Spindel conference, University of Memphis, 16-17 September 2016. My talk is under the title of ‘Foucault and … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Heidegger & Jünger, Leshem, Shuger

A couple of books for the Shakespeare work, Leshem’s The Origins of Neoliberalism, the Heidegger-Jünger correspondence, the new issue of Radical Philosophy, and the copy of India Today with my piece on the EU referendum (open access here).

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Books received – Shakespeare, Bourus, Vickers

A pile of books for the Shakespeare work – including Terri Bourus’s Young Shakespeare’s Young Hamlet in recompense for review work, and Brian Vickers’s The One King Lear to review.

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Books received – Shakespeare, Dickinson & Kotsko, Isin & Ruppert, Lamarque, Johnson

A few books for the Shakespeare work, including the new in paperback edition of the anonymous The Troublesome Reign of John, King of England; three books from Rowman & Littlefield, International in recompense for review work; and Matthew Johnson (ed.), … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare and Foucault

Some more second-hand books for the Shakespeare project, the special issue of Les Etudes Philosophiques on Foucault’s L’Archéologie du savoir, which includes an early draft of the book’s Introduction, and the little book by Christian-François de Kervran, Les dix et une nuits de Jean Barraqué … Continue reading

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A geopolitical Cymbeline at the RSC – ancient Britain, Rome and the EU referendum

The current production of Cymbeline at the RSC is explicitly geopolitical. In their publicity they make the point that Cymbeline is ‘rarely performed’, which is generally true, though there was a production at the Globe’s indoor theatre this past winter, … Continue reading

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Books received 2 – Shakespeare and Heidegger

Two (poor quality) second-hand Shakespeare books and the last of the Oxford sale books I’d ordered, plus the first volume of Heidegger’s lectures from the Gesamtausgabe.  

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Shakespeare productions in London, Stratford and elsewhere I’m looking forward to…

My occasional retrospective comments on Shakespeare productions in London, Stratford and elsewhere might mean they come too late, and that people who are interested don’t get to see them. I know that some productions can sell out quickly, some months … Continue reading

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Guardian Shakespeare Solos – new set of videos

The final set of films in the Guardian’s Shakespeare Solos series has been released. The five videos feature outstanding actors performing some of the playwright’s best known speeches. Damian Lewis delivers the funeral oration from Julius Caesar, Zawe Ashton gives … Continue reading

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Books received – Shakespeare, Sartre, Neocleous, TCS, Gabrys, Foucault

A pile of books received – three second-hand books for the Shakespeare work, Jean-Paul Sartre’s What is Subjectivity?, Mark Neocleous’s The Universal Adversary, the new issue of Theory, Culture & Society, Jennifer Gabrys’s Program Earth, and the 2004 special issue … Continue reading

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