Debates

We host regular panel discussions exploring the themes in our current plays. This season we will be discussing Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus and Coriolanus.

SHAKESPEARE'S ROME

Saturday 29 April, Thursday 20 July, Friday 4 August and Thursday 5 October 2017
The Other Place and Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon


A series of debates that will explore the power dynamics of Rome as depicted by Shakespeare, through the lens of modern society. You can find out more about the speakers for the series by clicking on the list below, with further names to be announced soon.

All events are 75 minutes long and begin at 5pm, except for the Coriolanus event on Thursday 5 October, which begins at 4.45pm.

Speakers in the series

  • Natalie Haynes

  • Ayesha Hazarika

  • Angus Jackson

  • Iqbal Khan

  • Blanche McIntyre

  • Ritula Shah

BOOKING TICKETS 

Tickets for our debates cost £8. To buy tickets, please use the links below, visit our Box Office at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, or phone the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 403493.

Shakespeare's Rome

Shakespeare’s Rome: Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s Rome: Julius Caesar

29 April 2017

Studio Theatre@The Other Place

Do we want to be empowered or would we rather be led? Ritula Shah chairs a panel which includes Natalie Haynes, Ayesha Hazarika and Angus Jackson, to discuss the Rome depicted by Shakespeare in Julius Caesar through the lens of modern society.

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Shakespeare’s Rome: Titus Andronicus

Shakespeare’s Rome: Titus Andronicus

20 July 2017

Studio Theatre@The Other Place

What makes us civilised? A panel including Blanche McIntyre (director, Titus Andronicus) joins Angus Jackson to discuss the political resonances in Titus Andronicus.

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Shakespeare’s Rome: Antony & Cleopatra

Shakespeare’s Rome: Antony & Cleopatra

4 August 2017

Studio Theatre@The Other Place

Peace at what cost? Iqbal Khan (director, Antony & Cleopatra) and other panel members join Angus Jackson to discuss the politics depicted in Antony & Cleopatra from our contemporary perspective.

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Shakespeare's Rome: Coriolanus

Shakespeare's Rome: Coriolanus

5 October 2017

Swan Theatre

Can there be too much democracy? A panel including Angus Jackson (director, Coriolanus) joins Ritula Shah to explore modern comparisons with the Rome depicted in Coriolanus.

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