Live Oxford at Home talk: Terrorist Macbeth

Part of Macbeth's ongoing hold on our modern imagination comes from its exploration of urban terrorism, the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. In this talk Emma will discuss the ways that Shakespeare engages with specific Jacobean fears and fascinations, and how his artistic response to terrorism still poses an ethical challenge in our own time.

Join the conversation via YouTube on Friday 8 January from 12:45pm to 1:15 pm.

Each talk lasts around fifteen minutes, followed by a fifteen-minute question and answer session with our online audiences, so get your questions ready on this topic!

The broadcast follows on from Emma’s first appearance in series one, where she engaged us on the themes of plague within Shakespeare and what the author might have been up to during his own version of lockdown. You can still watch this talk and find out more about the upcoming themes in series two at