Monthly Archives: March 2016

REEP Presents at Shakespeare Conference in Morocco

This month Diana, Sarah (our resident Shakespearean actor!) and I visited Morocco to present a paper at Université Sultan Moulay Slimane in Beni Mellal. This was part of the university’s ‘Shakespeare: Critical Perspectives Past and Present’ conference. Diana gave an introductory talk about REEP before Sarah gave a presentation about the use of Shakespearean drama in the Shore to Shore Project, and I presented REEP’s Anglo-Moroccan Shakespeare Garden Project. We even took part in a bit of Shakespearean acting – a performance of Richard III!

Throughout the conference we had lots of interest in our programmes and may even have found our first Moroccan REEP McLAREN Scholar for our 2016 summer programme.

Rhiannon, Diana and Sarah Present at Shakespeare Critical Perspectives Conference Diana and Sarah acting at Shakespeare Critical Perspectives Diana and Rhiannon with Beni Meal students after Shakespeare Critical Perspectives Rhiannon acting at Shakespeare Critical Perspectives

REEP Presents at Shakespeare Conference in Morocco 2017-11-01T16:43:39+00:00

Is Shakespeare Chinese?

Yesterday, REEP Director, Diana Lazenby, took her place in the audience at London’s The Shard for the 2016 Richard Dimbleby Lecture. The lecture was given by Gregory Doran, artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and one of today’s most revered Shakespearians. Speaking in the 400th year after Shakespeare’s death, Doran gave an inspirational talk about the importance of Shakespeare in the contemporary world, highlighting our responsibility to provide the UK’s children with a “passport” to their “birth right”.


You can watch the BBC broadcast of the 2016 Richard Dimbleby lecture here:

YOUTUBE: Gregory Doran - Richard Dimblebey Lecture Is Shakespeare Chinese

Is Shakespeare Chinese? 2017-11-01T17:33:31+00:00