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Friday, 14 October 2016

Lots of public events happening at the University of Chester in October

 

Dr Simon Grennan: January 1871

 
17 Oct 2016 
Chester Town Hall 
17:30
This is a University at the Festival event which is part of the Chester Literature Festival organised by Storyhouse
 
January 1871. A stage adaptation of Anthony Trollope’s novel Ralph the Heir has garnered comments of indecency in the press. It is quickly followed on stage by Thespis, or The Gods Grown Old, the first operetta of Gilbert & Sullivan. Cartoonist and actress Marie Duval publishes a comic strip in Judy, or the London Serio-Comic Journal. Dr Simon Grennan of Chester University’s Centre for Narrative Drawing unfolds a fascinating series of connections that reveal the new entertainment industry of the late Victorian age.
This event is free and can be booked here
 

Eduard Louis and Geoffroy de Lagasnerie: New Engagements in French Literature and Politics

18 Oct 2016  
Chester Town Hall
17:30
 
 Arranged by the Modern Languages Department, this is a unique chance to listen (in English!) to two of the most interesting figures of intellectual life in France. Edouard Louis‘ highly acclaimed novels En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (Engl: The End of Eddy, 2017) and Histoire de la Violence have been translated into numerous languages while Geoffroy de Lagasnerie’s works are dedicated to sociological questions. In 2015, both authors signed a manifesto for the re-foundation of the French Left.
The event is free and can be booked here
 

Dr Graham Atkin: Staging Shakespeare

Chester Town Hall
21 Oct 2016
17:30
 
 
 
  This is a University at the Festival event which is part of the Chester Literature Festival organised by Storyhouse
 
A consideration of early modern staging of Shakespeare’s plays and how it was that Elizabethan and Jacobean acting companies created theatre.  Graham’s talk will look at three distinct areas:  the fabric of the theatres, the body on the stage, and the sensory stage (sounds, smells, touch and taste, and spectacle).  Student actors from the University will assist in illustrating some of the material.
This is a free event and can be booked here
 

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