Petronilla Whitfield, Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Acting course at the Arts University Bournemouth will be presenting her PhD research at the International Shakespeare Conference being held at Cambridge University from 9th – 11th September 2011.

Entitled ‘Shakespeare: Sources and Adaptations’, the conference will explore some of the classical and vernacular drama and poetry and the historical sources that inspired Shakespeare’s work, and the work – literary, artistic, musical and filmic – that has in turn been influenced by Shakespeare’s plays.

The event seeks to unite theatre practitioners, academics, teachers, students and Shakespeare enthusiasts in a series of lectures, workshops, seminars, rehearsed readings and performances and includes high profile industry specialists poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, writer Michael Rosen and actress Imogen Stubbs.