Roehampton PhD student sees his play performed as part of King’s College London's Arts Festival 2016

PhD student Kim Gilchrist's new play 'Forgiving Shakespeare' celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes.

Posted: 18 November 2016

Kim Gilchrist, who is currently completing his PhD in Early Modern Drama in the Department of English and Creative Writing, has seen his play, entitled 'Forgiving Shakespeare', performed as part of the King's College London's Arts and Humanities Festival 2016.

Kim's play explores a fictional encounter between William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes. Whilst 2016 has widely celebrated the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, Cervantes – widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language – also died in 1616.  A special series entitled 'Cervantes at Play' occurred within the festival, aimed at celebrating the life and work of the great re-inventor of Spanish Golden Age theatre. 'Cervantes at Play: Performance' included a staged reading of Kim's play, incorporating the prestigious work of the Out of the Wings Theatre Research, Translation and Performance group, whose regular workshops bring together graduate students and theatre professionals.

Staff and students from the Department of English and Creative Writing attended the performance, which took place on 17th October 2016.

For more information on our English and Creative Writing programmes please click here. The department is continuously ranked in the top five London universities for English and Creative Writing (The Guardian University Guide 2017).

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