Shakespeare's Globe: Worlds, History and Memory

Friday 9 August 2013, 5pm - 6.30pm
Terrace Room, Sir Llew Edwards Building (#14)
University of Queensland, St Lucia

 Dr Farah-Karim Cooper

The Lloyd Davis Memorial Visiting Professorship in Shakespeare Studies was established in 2006 to commemorate Lloyd Davis, an Associate Professor of English Literature at UQ, specialising in the poetry, drama and prose of the English Renaissance.

This lecture will explore how the reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe on London's Bankside is simultaneously evocative of an English past and a global present. Examining the Globe's work from early original practices productions to the recent international Globe-to-Globe festival, Dr Karim-Cooper will ask how the unique theatre space engages different worlds, produces history and taps into cultural memory.

About the Presenter

Dr Farah Karim-Cooper is Head of Higher Education and Research for Globe Education at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London. In addition to being the course director of the Globe Theatre/King's College London MA in Shakespeare Studies, she is also Chair of the Globe Architecture Research Group. Her study Cosmetics in Shakespearean and Renaissance Drama was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2006 and has recently been reissued.

This lecture will be followed by refreshments. Please RSVP to Stormy Wehi, by 6th August 2013. 

Lloyd Davis Memorial Public Lecture