Auckland Writers Festival Schools Programme 2016 Proudly supported by Freemasons Foundation
Shakespeare’s language can be scary. But what if what Shakespeare says is far less important than how he says it. After all, Shakespeare wrote his plays to be heard, not read. Jonathan Gil Harris is a New Zealand born Professor of English at Ashoka University in India, a renowned Shakespeare Scholar, and the 2016 The University of Auckland Alice Griffin Fellow in Shakespeare Studies. Jonathan will examine a selection of key Shakespeare speeches to show how sound and rhythm are an essential part of Shakespeare’s storytelling.