Shakespeare's Conviviality


The Saïd Business School are hosting 'Shakespeare’s Conviviality' as part of their Engaging with the Humanities series. Saïd Business School works with a number of Oxford’s leading Humanities scholars in a series of activities to which we give the broad title 'Engaging with the Humanities' with Professor Ben Morgan. This series of events is a part of that, and open to all members of the Business School and local Oxford community.We are delighted to welcome Ben Morgan to the School on Wednesday 1 March as part of this series.

Dr Morgan will explore how Shakespeare’s plays show the way communities – national, political and domestic – form, survive and collapse. Hell, as Sartre tells us, is other people; but we must still live with them.

Focussing on the texts of Twelfth Night and The Tempest, the talk will explore the unstable role played by alcohol – which inspires amity and enmity in equal, mystifying measure – in Shakespeare’s vision of the convivial. Drama in London began partly in the gardens of taverns and Professor Morgan will look at the fears surrounding the communities formed in taverns and ale-houses in the early modern period, and the way Shakespeare depicts those communities as sources of rebellion, celebration and carnival in his plays.



Registration is required to attend this event. The seminar is open for anyone to attend and will take place at Saïd Business School. Registration will open at 12pm with lunch served from 12-12.15pm, the talk beginning promptly at 12.15pm and finishing at 1.15pm. Click here to register for your free ticket.

Please note that filming, live streaming and photography will be taking place during this event. By entering and participating you are giving your permission to be recorded and for the School to us the media in future.


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