The Chinese University of Hong Kong has sponsored for many years the Chinese Universities Shakespeare Festival where students from the mainland, Macau, Taiwan, and Hong Kong perform excerpts from Shakespeare’s plays to an audience of Hong Kong secondary school and University students, as well as internationally recognized judges.
The Department of English at CUHK regularly teaches courses on Shakespeare’s works. Among our faculty, Julian Lamb, Simon Haines and Jason Gleckman are all specialists in Shakespeare and have published extensively on Shakespearean drama and poetry. Professor Haines recently edited a special issue of the Shakespearean International Yearbook on Shakespeare and value (2018). Professor Lamb’s Rules of Use: Language and Instruction in Early Modern England (London: Bloomsbury, 2015) discusses the linguistic challenges faced by early modern authors such as Shakespeare. He has published essays in leading Shakespeare journals, including Shakespeare Quarterly. Professor Gleckman’s Shakespeare and Protestant Poetics (Palgrave, 2019) explores the influence of the Protestant Reformation on Shakespeare’s work. Faculty members frequently arrange workshops about Shakespeare, drama and acting at secondary schools in Hong Kong.