Professor Lisa Hopkins will explore Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists’ links to the Border and what they wrote about it. For example: The Border warden Lord Hunsdon was the patron of Shakespeare’s company before they became the King’s Men, and his son Sir Robert Carey, also a warden, may be remembered in Macbeth.  This talk will discuss Macbeth and will also look at Robert Greene’s James the Fourth, which mentions Carlisle and contains a character who is said to be ‘a Redesdale man’;  hear about Anthony Brewer’s The Lovesick King, written for King James I’s visit to Newcastle; and John Ford’s Perkin Warbeck, which features a cross-Border raid.


Adult: FREE


On: 06 th August 2019, 1:00 pm


Lecture Theatre