British Author Marina Warner Discusses Shakespeare's Plays
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History, myth and a contemporary wit are frequent bedfellows in Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy's work. A celebrated and award-winning poet, writer and playwright, Duffy has won the T.S. Eliot Prize and a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, among others, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in 2009, the first woman to hold the position. Her collections of poetry include The Bees, Rapture and Jubilee Lines. For this appearance, she'll read selections from her own work and from her favorite works by others. Learn More
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“Her prose has never been so lyrical, as she yokes Shakespearean references, colonial history, and her own sensual experience of the Caribbean with a powerful myth-making.” —The Independent
Marina Warner takes a fascinating look at the use of dreams and enchantment in Shakespeare’s best-loved plays. Warner is a professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex where she teaches courses on fairy-tales and other forms of narrative. In addition, she is a prizewinning writer of fiction and nonfiction, including critical studies, novels, and children’s books. Her 1992 novel _Indigo _reworks The Tempest to explore themes of colonialism. A London resident, Warner is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the British Academy.
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