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18:00 - 21:00 30 September 2013

The International Voice in Shakespeare on the London Stage


The Rose Theatre, Bankside (link Map)
56 Park Street | London | SE1 9AS | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £12 / Cons £10
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Chris Stamatakis, Speaker, UCL (English), Dr Chris Stamatakis is Lecturer in English at UCL, and is working on the reception of Italian poetry and poetics in England in the sixteenth century. Some of this research stems from previous work on early Tudor poetry, which appeared in his 2012 monograph, Sir Thomas Wyatt and the Rhetoric of Rewriting.
Enza De Francisci, Convenor / Speaker, UCL (Italian, SELCS), Dr Enza De Francisci teaches in the Italian Department (SELCS) at UCL and stands on the committee of the Society for Pirandello Studies. Having completed her PhD thesis 'Women in Verga and Pirandello: From Page to Stage', she is currently preparing a post-doctoral research project on the first Italian 'grandi attori' to perform Shakespeare in London.
Marco Gambino, Performer, WOH Productions, The multi-lingual lead actor, Marco Gambino, balances his activity as a film and television actor with his main interest in theatre, particularly Social Theatre. In 2009, Gambino staged 'Words of Honour', an adaptation from the homonymous book by award-winning journalist, Attilio Bolzoni, which continues to tour in Europe. In 2011, together with Manuela Ruggiero and Carolina Artegiani, Gambino founded in London the theatre company, WOH Productions.
Lily Kahn, Speaker, UCL (Hebrew and Jewish Studies), Dr Lily Kahn is Lecturer in Hebrew at UCL. Her main research area is Hebrew in Eastern Europe. She is also interested in Yiddish, comparative Semitics, and endangered language revitalization. Publications include 'The Verbal System in Late Enlightenment Hebrew' (Brill, 2009) and 'Colloquial Yiddish' (Routledge, 2012).
Terry D’Alfonso, Director, Works in Italy and the US, Terry D’Alfonso is an independent Theatre and Film Director. She won the prestigious Italian Pirandello Award for Best Direction. She co-authored with Brian McAvera the musical 'Anais' starring Susannah York at the Theatre Museum in London. At the 'Friends of the Certosa International Arts Festival' in Capri, Italy Terry adapted and directed a play by Paolo Puppa about Marchesa Luisa Casati and 'Picasso’s Women' by Brian McAvera which was also presented at the Guggenheim Museum with Milena Vukotic.
Geraldine Brodie, Speaker, UCL (Dutch, SELCS), Dr Geraldine Brodie teaches Translation Studies and supervises the SELCS Writing Lab at UCL. Her research centres on the role of the theatre translator in performance. In addition to speaking and writing on this topic, she has devised the UCL Theatre Translation Forum, bringing together academics and theatre practitioners in a series of interdisciplinary examinations of dramatic genres.

The International Voice in Shakespeare is the first time in which a conference featuring performances is held at the Rose, with specialists from various departments at University College London discussing the different ways in which Shakespeare has been adapted around the world. Performances include a re-visioning of Othello by Roberto Cavosi, performed by Marco Gambino, and Were I Human, based on The Tempest, directed and illustrated by Terry D’Alfonso.


Enza De Francisci
+44 (0)7949 498 437 | e.francisci@ucl.ac.uk


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