FREE Tickets to PSA Annual Public Lecture: Glenda Jackson and Michael Billington In Conversation on Shakespeare and Politics
The Annual PSA Public Lecture will this year be taking place in partnership with the British Library. The Oscar winning actress and Labour ex-MP Glenda Jackson will be speaking in conversation with Michael Billington, the longstanding Theatre Critic of The Guardian.
The pair will speak on the theme: 'Is Shakespeare Always Political?'. They will discuss the political themes within Shakespeare’s plays and whether he voiced the political issues of his time or if his works have been appropriated by each new generation to suit their own ends.
This annual Political Studies Association public event focuses on a small selection of plays, including Hamlet, King Lear, The Tempest, and Henry V, while exploring the breadth of Shakespeare’s work and looking at productions around the world, at political interpretations and at the politics of the audience.
This event will take place on Monday 20th June from 18.30 to 20.00 at the Conference Centre, British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB.
Normally the British Library charges for its lectures. However, the PSA has 100 FREE tickets available for this talk.
These 100 tickets will be opened up to the entire PSA membership, but we do hope that there will a sizeable attendance from students at our member schools, particularly as one of our Workshops on Applying to Study Politics at University will be held on the same day at King's College London. The tickets aren't just available for students studying Politics, but also those studying English Language and Literature, Theatre Studies, Drama and interested pupils beyond the discipline of Politics.
If you are interested in attending the talk please email with me with details of your school and the number of students attending via: email@example.com.
Tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis.