Being Human Festival: Staging Mortality: Provocation & Conversation

What can we learn about mortality from contemporary theatre? How can dramatists and theatre-makers help us to understand this quintessential aspect of our humanity?

A Being Human Fest HUMS seminar
Date18 November 2016
PlaceBarnfield Theatre (Clifford Room)

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Theatre has an ephemeral quality. It also has the potential to make us uniquely aware of our finite existence.

Adrian Curtin, from the University of Exeter, will discuss this topic and enter into conversation with award-winning dramatist Kaite O’Reilly, whose recent play Cosy offers a darkly comic take on ‘making an exit’ and ‘quitting the scene’.

This event is part of the Being Human festival which is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human is a national forum for public engagement with humanities research. The festival highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.

For more information please visit the Being Human Festival website. 

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