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INSIGHTS Virtual Lectures: Shakespeare in the time of lockdown by Professor Julie Sanders

Professor Julie Sanders, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University

Date/Time: Thursday 23 April 2020, 17:30 - 18:30

In celebration of Shakespeare Day, 23 April 2020

Professor Julie Sanders is Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University and Professor of Early Modern Literature and Drama. In this lecture she explores the plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, many of which were written in the context of plague outbreaks. Professor Sanders looks at the parallels between Shakespearean times and the lockdown we are experiencing at the present time.

The lecture also explores the Sunday Times Bestseller Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell.

This lecture will be followed by a Live Q&A