The Shakespearean Forest reimagines the real forests that our greatest playwright evoked in his works. The final book of renowned scholar, Anne Barton, it explores the changeable and sometimes sinister presence of the forest in literature and culture.
An ambitious programme, celebrating the birth of poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe 450 years ago, will begin later this month with a rare performance of his early work Dido, Queen of Carthage from 12 to 16 November. A final gala performance will take place in the Senate House.
To be performed in Cambridge on Monday 28 October Zahhák, Dragon King of Persia is the retelling of a myth taken from the Shahnama or ‘Book of Kings’. A story of greed and corruption, it will confront the audience with the ultimate political dilemma.
An investigation into how musicians find creative inspiration has identified four key ingredients needed for creative expression. It also shows that musicians may be at their most inspired when they step away from their instruments and think about music in different ways.
On 6 November Professor Steven Connor will give a talk at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities on the affinity between tap dance and sound cinema, interspersing his discussion with clips from Hollywood musicals. It’s all to do with sound, movement and counting.