Professor Tiffany Stern Inaugural lecture

Shakespeare Institute - Mason Croft - Church St - Stratford-upon-Avon - CV37 6HP
Monday 9 May 2022 (18:00-19:00)
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Join Professor Tiffany Stern for her Inaugural lecture.

‘Plays Inside Out’: Theatre, Marketing and Ballads

This talk is on the mutual and complimentary relationship between plays and broadside ballads in Shakespeare’s theatre. Investigating who wrote ballads, who sold them and where, it asks us to rethink the relationship between theatre and retail, performance and print, high and low literature, song and dialogue. Shakespeare and Jonson, it suggests, are just two of the authors who used ballads as strategic cross-marketing – or what, these days, we call product placement.

Professor Stern's lecture will conclude at 19:00 and be followed by a reception.

Inaugural lectures are a landmark in academic life, held on the appointment of new professorships. Visit our College of Arts and Law Inaugural Lectures website to view the archive of previous talks from our academic staff. 

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