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Shakespeare for Snowflakes: Online Book Launch

Fri 25 September

Online

Join Cambridge English lecturer Ian Burrows in an online conversation with Lesel Dawson for the launch of Ian's new book, Shakespeare for Snowflakes: On Slapstick and Sympathy.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shakespeare-for-snowflakes-book-launch-tickets-117881461625?ref=estw

*The Youtube link will be circulated to all attendees 30 minutes before the event begins.*

When Ian and Lesel are live, share your questions and points for discussion in the Youtube comments or by tweeting them using the hashtag #shakespeareforsnowflakes

-> follow Ian and Lesel on Twitter: @IRBurrows and @LeselDawson

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'It’s probably the best presentation of this sort of an argument I’ve seen about content warnings in university classrooms.' Andy Boyd, New Books Network

'a lively and nuanced foray into the culture wars, inspired by both theatrical scholarship and personal experience [...] This brisk consideration of the power of words to suppress or awaken empathy strikes a timely note in the context of today’s debates about free speech and tolerance.' Publishers Weekly

'The line between laughter and tears is dotted at best, and Ian Burrows’ inspired alignment of slapstick and tragedy gets to the heart of human response to pain and the unexpected. In his nuanced analysis of drama from Sophocles to Kane, Burrows unpacks the complexities of reaction to trauma and the ways in which artists have utilised laughter. Alongside this, in responding to the wider media discourse generated by the lectures in which the book originated, Burrows turns controversy in on itself, offering mature, important reflection on what it means to find empathy in the ridiculous or to mock the trauma of others.' Peter Kirwan, University of Nottingham, 'The Bardathon'

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Cost: Free

Ages: 16+

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Please register using the eventbrite link - a Youtube link will be circulated to all registered attendees 30 minutes before the event begins.

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Fri 25 September 7:30PM - 9:00PM

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Address: Online
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shakespeare-for-snowflakes-book-launch-tickets-117881461625?ref=estw
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1TL