Barbican Debates

A series of discussion events inspired by Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It and Measure for Measure.

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The fool is the only one who speaks the truth

Saturday 9 November, 10.30am - 11.30am

To what extent can comedy effect real change?


Defend the right to offend?

Saturday 23 November, 10.15am - 11.15am

Free speech can make for uncomfortable listening. Do we have an ethical responsibility to censor the problematic? Or is addressing difficult issues through culture effective in our recognising of right and wrong?


Tickets cost £10.

You can book tickets online by clicking the links above, by phoning the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 403493, or by calling into the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.