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Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare

Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare

Workshop/Course, Sat 22 Jun 2019

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SHAKESPEARE IN PHILOSOPHY; Seminar 2: Ernst Kantorowicz and Shakespeare

Ernst Hartwig Kantorowicz (May 3, 1895 – September 9, 1963) was a German-American historian of medieval political and intellectual history and art, known for his 1927 book Kaiser Friedrich der Zweite on Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, and The King's Two Bodies (1957) on medieval and early modern ideologies of monarchy and the state. Kantorowicz was the subject of a controversial biographical sketch in the book Inventing the Middle Ages (1991) by the medievalist Norman F. Cantor. Cantor suggested that, but for his Jewish heritage, the young Kantorowicz could be considered a Nazi in terms of his intellectual temperament and cultural values. His defenders responded that although as a younger man Kantorowicz embraced the Romantic ultranationalism of the George-Kreis, he had only contempt for Nazism and was a vocal critic of Hitler's regime, both before and after the war.

(On Friday June 21 we are also co-hosting with Historic Royal Palaces what we hope will be the first of an annual series of midsummer conferences at Hampton Court Palace: 'The Hollow Crown: Shakespeare and Coronation'. With two sections, on 'Crown' and 'Crowd', this event has been planned to double with the Temple symposium on Kantorowicz the following day, to provide a focus for our discussion of current thinking about Shakespeare and Political Theology).

Contact Professor Richard Wilson for more details:: r.wilson@kingston.ac.uk

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Dates Times
Sat 22 Jun 2019 10:00 to 18:00

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£10 at the door

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Map reference: TQ 149686  Lat: 51.40479 Long: -0.34950

Situated opposite Garrick's Villa on the Hampton Court Road, close to its junctions with Thames Street and Church Street.
Bus: R68, 111, 216, 267 (Summer Sundays only)
Train: The closest rail stations are Hampton Court (then R68 bus) and Hampton (then 111 or 216 bus)
By water: Catch the Hampton Ferry from Molesey Hurst. A continuous service runs Spring to Autumn. Approach via the Thames Path (Barge Walk) or from Hurst Road turn into Saddlers Ride to large public car park. Public Mooring is available at Bell Hill, in front of the Bell Inn, Hampton side.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk

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  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits