17 Shakespeare and Cervantes: Reimagining the Masters
This year is the joint 400th anniversary of the deaths of Shakespeare and Cervantes, yet their work transcends centuries. Internationally renowned authors Hisham Matar and Marcos Giralt Torrente discuss why these writers have come to take on such cultural significance, and how contemporary ideas can engage with literature of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Both will read from their own work featured in Lunatics, Lovers and Poets, an anthology of short stories commissioned by the British Council, Hay Festival and Accion Cultural Espanola, in which six Spanish language and six English language writers wrote stories inspired by Shakespeare and Cervantes respectively. Gain a new perspective on two giants of world literature, as told by two celebrated modern day greats.
Co-presented by the British Council and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain .
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