DATE: 26 February 2015
VENUE: Clinton Auditorium, Global Irish Institute, UCD
Prof Andrew Murphy (University of St Andrews) gave a public lecture on Shakespeare, drama and several key figures of the 1916 Rising, including Patrick Pearse and James Connolly.
The lecture was part of the UCD/Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures, an annual series of public lectures on Shakespeare, notably in the Irish context, and organised in collaboration with the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre. Previous speakers in this series include Prof. Michael Dobson (Director, The Shakespeare Institute), Prof. Kiernan Ryan (Royal Holloway, University of London), Prof. Ewan Fernie (Chair of Shakespeare Studies, The Shakespeare Institute), Prof. Frank McGuinness (UCD) and Dr Naomi McAreavey (UCD). Podcasts of most of the earlier lectures are available on the UCD Humanities Institute podcast page.