IMAG-E-NATION the political & philosophical arts initiative blog

(re)imagining the political and philosophical in the 21st century

The Political & Philosophical Arts Initiative is interested in the ways in which people interact with and compose political and philosophical ideas and actions through the various, diverse media of technology and the arts. Participants in PAI seek to explore the ways in which poetry, literature, music, photography, performance and other creative arts interleave with the political and philosophical life, either as vehicles for criticism, elaboration, theorization, intervention or activism.
The Imag-e-nation blog is a forum for interested parties to share stories, images or other contributions. Contributors range from students and faculty to artists and musicians to professional and casual commentators. Pieces can be short opinions, re-postings of appropriate materials, or original compositions. In addition, the PAI at LUC will make a selection of relevant or provocative news items each week for (re)publication here.


Rebooting the Bard: Shakespeare Fringe shakes up The Hague this 21 - 23 November

STET, The English Theatre of The Hague, presents "Rebooting the Bard": 

This will be the first of the Shakespeare Fringe Festival performance weekends which bridge the biennial Hague Shakespeare Festival, presented by STET, The Hague’s English language theatre. We are delighted to announce for this weekend a collaboration with the Spui Theatre’s exciting venue Zaal (Room 3) at de Constant Rebecqueplein in The Hague where you will be able to experience everything from Hip Hop sonnets to a comic re-examination of Hamlet.

We all pride ourselves on our knowledge of Shakespeare, but why not look again? Like a painting in close up, the companies are re-examining the text and presenting fresh interpretations of Hamlet, The Tempest, Richard III and the Sonnets, proving once and for all that Shakespeare is a poet for all times.
For programming and booking details, visit

Not a mere player on the world's stage?  Then play along, against Jaques, and join in shaking up Shakespeare this coming weekend!



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