Shakespeare Burlesqued

The excessive worship of Shakespeare (‘Bardolatry’) in the 19th century and spectacular productions of his plays by star actors of the day produced a reaction in the form of burlesque versions of the more popular plays which were themselves enormously popular. This lecture, from Professor Michael Slater, will be exploring the work of some of the most prominent practitioners of this genre and considering the reasons for their success.

Event details

  • 14 July 2016 18:30
  • Professor Michael Slater
  • Senate House Library
  • Senate House Library Event