Shakespeare Lectures

Mondays on 17, 24
September and 1, 8
October, from 7-9pm

“He was not of an age, but for all time!” Ben Jonson, Preface to the First Folio

17 September
Shakespeare’s Siblings – How have you made division of yourself? A major feature of Shakespeare’s plays is the relationships of brothers and sisters: their rivalries, their loves, their separations and reunions. The lecture will particularly focus on The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and King Lear.

24 September and 1 October
Shakespeare and the Supernatural – There are more things in heaven and earth. Fairies, ghosts, witches and apparitions of different kinds appear in several of Shakespeareís plays. Four plays will be explored: A Midsummer Nightís Dream, The Tempest, Hamlet and Macbeth.

8 October
Shakespeare – the onlie begetter. Part of William Shakespeare’s legacy has been the inspiration he has provided other writers. Their poems, plays and novels have been inspired by his works; their titles have been provided by his words; and they have imaginatively reconstructed his life. Some of the great range of writing that pays tribute toWilliam Shakespeare will be explored: from John Keats and Charles Dickens to W H Auden and Tom Stoppard.

Price  £30 for series, includes refreshments

Contact Alison Ogden for booking enquiries. | 01722 424826