A lecture about the curious empathy aroused by misunderstood monsters, particularly in film.
Jonathan Rigby is the author of five books, among them English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema (2000), American Gothic: Sixty Years of Horror Cinema (2007) and Studies in Terror: Landmarks of Horror Cinema (2011). In 2010-12 he collaborated with Mark Gatiss on the three-part BBC Four documentary A History of Horror and its one-off follow-up Horror Europa. He’s also an actor, best known for playing Kenneth Horne in various stage, radio and TV revivals of the classic comedy series Round the Horne.
Reading: All Caliban scenes in Shakespeare’s The Tempest