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„Shakespeare on Screen“ at the Metropolis Cinema, Bochum

The Metropolis Cinema, the English Department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, the city of Bochum and the Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft present a series of original language Shakespeare films to be held monthly from October to January. Each screening includes an introduction by Prof. Roland Weidle (English Department of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum).

We will start on 28th October with Michael Almereyda’s 2000 adaptation of Hamlet starring Ethan Hawke as the Prince of Denmark, Billy Murray as Polonius and Julia Stiles as Ophelia.

Upcoming screenings in the series:

  • 18.11. Ten Things I Hate About You, Dir.: Gil Junger, with: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, 1999
  • 09.12. Richard III, Dir.: R. Loncraine, with: Ian Mckellen, Robert Downey Jr., Annette Benning, 1995
  • 20.01. West Side Story, Dir.: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, with: Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, Richard Beymer, 1961

Each screening starts at 3 p.m.


Autumn Conference of the Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft on Othello

The Autumn Conference of the Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft on Othello will be held at the RUB and the Kunstmuseum Bochum from 23 to 24 November.

The papers will deal with the multiple dimensions and aspects of otherness and familiarity the play engages with. The contributions focus on the mechanisms through which so-called ‘facts’ are created, disseminated and on the various ways in which trust can be manipulated. In this way, the conference also draws our attention to the disturbing timeliness of these strategies for the current political climate.

Contributors are Manfred Bauer (Tübingen), Sibylle Baumbach (Stuttgart), Virginia Mason Vaughan (Worcester, USA), Richard Meek (Hull, GB), Arne Pohlmeier (London, GB), and Sabine Schülting (Berlin).

As part of the conference the Theater an der Ruhr, Mülheim, will perform Othello. The Metropolis Cinema will show two recent theatre productions of King Lear (National Theatre, 2018, with Ian McKellen) and Macbeth (RSC, 2018, with Christopher Eccleston) as well as Oliver Parker’s film adaption of Othello (1995, with Kenneth Branagh, Lawrence Fishburne).

Students and members of the RUB do not have to pay conference fees.

For more information see the attached programme or contact Roland Weidle.

» Programme...


Ergebnisse und Abholung der Zentralklausur Grammatik BM SS 2018 (Resit)

Die Ergebnisse der Zentralklausur Grammatik BM (Resit) vom 05.10.2018 werden in der 2. Vorlesungswoche in CampusOffice veröffentlicht. Die Klausuren können anschließend beim Erstkorrektor abgeholt werden. Die Einteilung ist wie folgt:

Buchstabengruppe Name des Erstkorrektors
A – H Juskan (GB 6/155)
J – Mi Viol (GB 6/58)
Mo – Z Zucker (GB 5/137)