Professor Laurie Maguire, Magdalen Tutorial Fellow in English, is to give the 2011 British Academy Shakespeare Lecture at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre on Monday 9 May at 7.15pm. The title of the lecture is ‘Mind the Gap – Making Meaning in the Theatre’.
The lecture will explore some of the ways in which Shakespeare’s plays cue and manage audience expectation, response, and understanding. Laurie Maguire will look at how audiences process plot and emotions, how they interpret character and language, and how Shakespeare and his contemporaries train audiences to ‘read’ plays.
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