Date: 08/06/2016 – 10:0018:00
Place: Institute of Modern Languages Research
Venue: Dr Seng T Lee Centre for Manuscript and Book Studies
Keynotes: Florence March, Nathalie Guérin (Université Paul Valéry)

Organised with the Senate House Library


With Shakespeare’s works being regarded (and thrust down people’s throats) as ‘universal classics’, it is perhaps not surprising that they have so often been staged across the Channel. The Bard is, in fact, the writer whose works are most frequently performed in France. Join us then in Senate House Library to explore Shakespeare from a French perspective. Along with talks from Florence March and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (Université Paul Valéry), there will be a screening of Les Enfants du paradis and a bilingual reading of (extracts from) Henry VI.

Provisional Programme

11.00 – 12.30: Panel
Léa Berger: “Le Livre des Tables: from creation to deification of William Shakespeare”
Edward Boothroyd: “Turning the ‘Hero’ Inside Out; Over-Writing in Jules Laforgue’s Hamlet”
Dominic Glynn: “Peter Brook’s Translingual Shakespeare”

12.45 – 14.15: Film Screening, Les Enfants du Paradis (Marcel Carné)

14.30: Lecture “Shakespeare on Screen in Francophonia: Mon petitt doigt m’a dit (2005), a Case Study” by Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin (Montpellier Paul Valéry)

15.30: Lecture Florence March: “Shakespeare in South France festivals: Avignon, Montpellier, Nice” (Montpellier Paul Valéry)

16.45: Round-table discussion with Line Cottegnies, NVG, FM, Paul Prescott, LC,

17.30: Reading of Henry VI in English and French (translation by Line Cottegnies)

18.00: Wine reception

Lunch and refeshments will be included in your ticket.

This event has been generously supported by The Cassal Trust Fund.