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From 'The Hollow Crown' to 'House of Cards': Shakespearean Politics on the Small Screen

From 'The Hollow Crown' to 'House of Cards': Shakespearean Politics on the Small Screen

Surrey
Surrey Cedar Boardroom 2110

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January 9, 2017 – Tuesday, 12:00-1:00pm, Paul Tyndall, Department of English

"From 'The Hollow Crown' to 'House of Cards': Shakespearean Politics on the Small Screen"

During the 1590s, William Shakespeare wrote a series of plays dealing with one of the most turbulent periods in late medieval history, the period from the deposition of Richard II in 1399 to the death of Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. While the plays looked back to the fifteen century, they also spoke to the political uncertainties and anxieties of his own time. Moreover, these plays have continued to resonate with modern readers and audiences. In this lecture, I plan to discuss three particularly memorable television adaptations/appropriations of Shakespeare's history plays, BBC's "The Hollow Crown," HBO's "Game of Thrones" and Netflix' "House of Cards."

America/Vancouver From 'The Hollow Crown' to 'House of Cards': Shakespearean Politics on the Small Screen January 9, 2017 – Tuesday, 12:00-1:00pm, Paul Tyndall, Department of English Surrey Cedar Boardroom 2110 Surrey