14. Emma Smith: This is Shakespeare

EVENT POSTPONED: Unfortunately due to unavoidable scheduling changes, this event and publication of This Is Shakespeare have been postponed until Spring 2020. We apologise for any disappointed this change to the advertised programme may cause.

In This is Shakespeare, Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Hertford College Oxford, introduces us to a radical new way of looking at The Bard.

This electrifying new book thrives on revealing, not resolving, the ambiguities of Shakespeare’s plays. Debunking our obsession with what Shakespeare ‘really meant’, Emma Smith argues that his ‘gappiness’, not genius, is his defining characteristic. His plays are alive in unpredictable and changing ways, forever open to reinterpretation across cultures and time – and wonderfully unsuited to the school exam system.


Event Details

    • Date: Saturday 5th October
    • Time: 5:30 pm
  • VenueAll Saints' Church
  • PriceFREE
  • Cancelled