Professor Emma Smith Talk

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News - Oct 5

We were honoured to welcome Emma Smith @OldFortunatus, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Oxford University, for a fascinating insight into the world of “the Bard”. She gave the talk to students in Years 11, 12 and 13 from Colyton and the wider area. Emma Smith delved into the opinions of the Jacobean audience and the 'magic' of the theatre, notably discussing gender liberation on stage and how escapism was an attractive feature for the public. Teachers and students alike were engaged and inspired by such an esteemed guest and may understand Shakespeare and his words in a new light. 

Sabina S & Nitika T - Y12 Student Digital Media Executives