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Romeo and Juliet - An Investigation Day

Friday 21 January 2011

Saturday 26th February 2011

The University of Bolton, in collaboration with the Octagon Theatre, would like to welcome you to an Investigate Day which will explore the fascinating world of Shakespeare, with particular reference to Romeo and Juliet.

Key speakers will take you on a whistle stop tour of Shakespeare and will explore how his work has transcended across many genres and mediums. There will be a range of presentations by professionals, who will put Shakespeare under the microscope for
a closer investigation into a man that produced some of the greats. These include: Dr. Mel Gibson from the University of Northumbria, who will be discussing the graphic novel versions of Shakespeare's work; Brid Andrews, from the University of Bolton who will be discussing the filmic adaptations of the play; Ben Crystal, author of 'Shakespeare on Toast – Getting a Taste for the Bard' and Professor Richard Wilson, from Cardiff University who is an expert in the field of Shakespeare's work.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone working with, studying or has a passion for Shakespeare's plays. It will be of particular interest to teachers who want to find new
and innovative methods of using the text with pupils and students. 

The Investigate Day will take place at the University of Bolton on Saturday 26th February at 10am and will culminate in a viewing of the matinee performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton. 

Places are FREE but are limited and must be booked before Wednesday 16th February due to popularity. For further information please contact Mandy Parkinson (e)| (t) 01204 903330.




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