Andrew Dickson: "Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe"
28 April 19:30
Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushinsky Lane, 12 (Сonference room)
The lecture of the well-known writer and journalist Andrew Dickson is built around his new bestselling book “Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe” in which he shares insights of what Shakespeare means across the world and throughout the years.
An anti-apartheid activist, Bollywood screenwriter, Nazi pin-up, hero of the Wild West: Shakespeare’s plays appear at the most fascinating of times and in the most unexpected of places.
No other writer’s work has been performed, translated, adapted and altered in such a remarkable variety of cultures and languages. Drawing from fascinating research in his newly published book, Andrew Dickson tells stories from his travels around the world and examine the playwright's many images, from the Chandos Portrait to Chinese reinterpretations.
Andrew Dickson is an author, journalist, critic and one of the leading researchers of Shakespeare. He regularly writes for The Guardian, The New Yorker and The New Statesman. His recent book Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys Around Shakespeare's Globe came out in 2015 from Bodley Head/Vintage and instantly made it to the top of the bestsellers list. Andrew focuses on how Shakespeare’s works are adapted in different countries and epochs.
Currently, he gives lectures around the world, makes regular appearances as a critic and presenter on BBC radio and TV, and writes a respected Shakespeare-related blog - worldselsewhere.com