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Walpole, Burney, and the Tragedy of Incest (Public lecture, 21st November)


Even in today’s world of internet clickbait, stories about incestuous relationships seem extreme. Yet incest was a recurrent theme of eighteenth-century drama. Gillian Skinner will examine the way two writers […]

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New Podcast: When Masters Became Tragic Heroes


In 1592 the face of theatre changed forever. From the death of Julius Caesar and its wide political ramifications, to the love between Antony and Cleopatra played out on an […]

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A Note on Poetry, Breath, Lines and Punctuation


From the beat of the heart to the beat of a line of poetry, there is a natural harmony between verse and the rhythms of the body. In a fascinating […]

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