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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

The Incomplete Shakespeare

9th October 2016, 14:30 to 15:30, Palace Green Library, John Crace and John Sutherland

A Durham Book Festival event, introduced by Dr Patrick Gray.

Enjoy Shakespeare’s works as you’ve never experienced them before, as The Guardian’s Digested Reads author John Crace partners with Professor John Sutherland to create wonderfully funny parodies of both Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, complete with informative notes.

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, these are the first of a new collection of the Bard’s greatest plays, digested to a few thousand words, told in rhyming couplets and with invaluable side notes. These clever parodies are a joy for those who know their Shakespeare, a massive relief for those studying the plays, and a brilliant introduction for newcomers to his work.

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