‘I suppose they thought I was dead’: Shakespeare at Balliol in five acts | University of Oxford

‘I suppose they thought I was dead’: Shakespeare at Balliol in five acts

Event date
9 Apr 2016 to 10 Apr 2016
Event time
12:00 - 16:00
Venue
St Cross Church
St Cross Road
Oxford
OX1 3UH
Event type
Exhibitions
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Act I [The seventeenth century] Shakespeare dies, gets published, denounced, misattributed and re-written.

Act II [The eighteenth century] A bust-up amoung emerging editors of the bard; an avid antiquarian leaves the remains to Balliol.

Act III [The nineteenth century] A Vice-Chancellor and Master of Balliol allows undergraduates to perform Shakespeare in public (a privilege long denied them, although some students have indulged in private).

Act IV [The twentieth century] A.C. Bradley and J.C. Maxwell get down to serious criticism; another Balliol writer launches the Shakespeare festival which launches Captain Kirk.

Act V [The twenty-first century] Balliol’s current crop of critics and actors, live and recorded deliver the last words (for now).