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 September 2017

9 September. Kingdom Come Writer and Director Talk. Studio Theatre@The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process. 5.15pm - 6pm. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) www.rsc.org.uk/events/director-talks

16 September. Saving Shakespeare’s Birthplace. Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. On 16 September 1847 the house where William Shakespeare was born and grew up was sold at auction for a princely sum of 3000. To celebrate the 170th anniversary of the purchase of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust presents a special theatrical re-enactment of the auction on Saturday, 16th September outside Shakespeare’s Birthplace at 12pm and 2pm. Free event. https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/saving-shakespeares-birthplace/

16 September – 29 December. Saving Shakespeare's Birthplace exhibition. Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. Come along to our exhibition and find out the complete story of the auction of the Birthplace in 1847. Find out about how the Government refused to purchase the house and how a committee was formed to save the Birthplace for the nation. Read how the committee found it hard to obtain subscriptions to raise money for their campaign and how people jumped on the band wagon putting on shows and creating merchandise around the time of the auction.  Discover the details of the actual event in 1847 and the atmosphere on the day. https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/saving-shakespeares-birthplace-exhibition/

19 September. Introductory Lectures - Much Ado About Nothing. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Speaker: Dr. Hester Lees-Jefferies. Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks to the plays in the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons (please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures). 6.00pm – 7pm. 8 or 6 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/introductory-lectures  

19 September.
Director Talk: Dido, Queen of Carthage. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process. 5.15pm - 6pm. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) www.rsc.org.uk/events/director-talks

19 September. Against Prejudice: A Celebration of Ira Aldridge. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London. Join us for a celebration of Ira Aldridge, with a staged reading of Against Prejudice: Ira Aldridge, Theatre Manager – 1828, written by Professor Tony Howard (University of Warwick), which follows Aldridge’s season as manager of the Coventry Theatre, in which he used melodrama, music and Shakespeare to challenge racist stereotypes. Using contemporary documents and the words and music of Shakespeare’s plays, this script in hand performance will ask: how did it happen? Cast: Rakie Ayola, Ray Fearon, and Justin Avoth. This is followed by a panel discussion of performers and scholars, led by Tony Howard, which considers the importance of Ira Aldridge’s achievements for his time and ours. Panellists include: David Olusoga (BBC Historian), Joseph Mydell (Actor), and Martin Hoyles (Biographer). 7pm. 15 | 12 FoSG & Students. http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/productions/ira-aldridge

20 September. Director Talk: Coriolanus. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process. 5.15pm - 6pm. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) www.rsc.org.uk/events/director-talks

20 September. Theatre Company Q&A - Much Ado About Nothing. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays in the Globe and answer your questions in these chaired Q&A sessions. Theatre Company Q&A sessions always take place 15 minutes after the matinee performance. 5 or 4 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/theatre-company-qas

20 September. Post Show Talks: Kingdom Come (following evening performance). The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talkback events. Stay on after the show for a discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to find out more about the production, the actor's process and what it's like to work for the RSC. Talkbacks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

21 September. Omkara. Shakespeare's New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon. Part of the Shakespeare Film Festival 2017. Outdoor screening of Omkara, a popular Indian crime drama which is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. Come and enjoy the drama and see how the 2006 world cinema hit was inspired by Shakespeare. Omkara is rated 12A and is not suitable for children of a younger age. 7pm. Tickets: 8 Adult, 5 Child and SBT Friends. https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/shakespeare-film-festival-2017/

22 September. The Lion King. Shakespeare's New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon. Part of the Shakespeare Film Festival 2017. Outdoor screening for all the family of Disney's The Lion King in the Great Garden at Shakespeare's New Place. The Lion King, an animation set in east Africa, is heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Come and enjoy the show and discover five fun facts about Hamlet. 7pm. Tickets: 8 Adult, 5 Child and SBT Friends. https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/shakespeare-film-festival-2017/

23 September. Filming Shakespeare: Crossing Borders. Shakespeare's New Place, Stratford-upon-Avon. Part of the Shakespeare Film Festival 2017. Outdoor screening of the winning entries in our short film competition Filming Shakespeare: Crossing Borders. The evening will be hosted by Russell Jackson Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Birmingham and film and textual advisor to our patron Kenneth Branagh on all of his Shakespeare films.  Join us as we share a variety of new films and animations inspired by Shakespeare and addressing the theme of crossing borders. Not suitable for children under the age of 15. 7pm. Tickets: 8 Adult, 5 SBT Friends. https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/shakespeare-film-festival-2017/

23 September. Animation Workshop. The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Part of the Shakespeare Film Festival 2017. Join Birmingham based animation director and Yamination Studios' Drew Roper and animation talent, Tim Allen, as they help bring your imagination to life for this exciting two hour animation workshop.  You will get the opportunity to get up close and personal with how a stop-motion animation is made, craft your creations out of plasticine and then animate them to come to life. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Tickets: 20 (15 SBT Friends). https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/shakespeare-film-festival-2017/

23 September. Film Making Workshop. The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon.Part of the Shakespeare Film Festival 2017. Join experts from Herbert Media to learn some of the basics of film making. A hands-on, practical introduction to the tips and tricks of shooting a short movie.  Participants will be given a concise overview of the low budget film making process, which will include the dreaded networking, or if you prefer; a chat with like-minded collaborators. 2.00- 4.30pm. Tickets 20 (15 SBT Friends). https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/visit/whats-on/shakespeare-film-festival-2017/

26 September. Theatre Company Q&A - King Lear. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays in the Globe and answer your questions in these chaired Q&A sessions. Theatre Company Q&A sessions always take place 15 minutes after the matinee performance. 5 or 4 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/theatre-company-qas

26 September. Post Show Talks: Coriolanus. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talkback events. Stay on after the show for a discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to find out more about the production, the actor's process and what it's like to work for the RSC. Talkbacks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

26 September. Renaissance treasures from the time of Shakespeare. Room 2a in The British Museum, London. A gallery talk by Hilary Williams. Gallery talks last 45 minutes. They are given by Museum staff or guest speakers and are suitable for all levels of knowledge. 1.15pm – 2pm. Free event. http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

 

29 September. Gregory Doran discusses Ovid in Shakespeare. BP Lecture Theatre at the British Museum, London. Gregory Doran, (Artistic Director, RSC), discusses the role of the Roman poet Ovid in Shakespeare’s work. He is in conversation with Shakespeare historian, Dr Jonathan Bate, (Oxford University) and Dr Ross Thomas, (curator, Department of Greece and Rome, British Museum). They are joined by RSC actors presenting passages from Shakespeare which use Ovid as a source. Tickets: 8 (Members/Concessions 5). 6.30pm – 8pm. (020 7323 8181). http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar.aspx

October 2017 

2 – 4 October. Living Shakespeare. Shakespeare Centre at the Shakespeare Birthplace. Our autumn Living Shakespeare course will be taking place between Monday 2 and Wednesday 4 October 2017 at the Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street. Over this two day course, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear pre-performance lectures on the RSC's current productions
  • See RSC productions including Coriolanus and Dido: Queen of Carthage
  • Discuss RSC performances with fellow course members and lecturers
  • Put questions to members of the RSC acting company
  • Hear Dr Roger Pringle speak about pilgrimages to Stratford made by famous poets over the centuries.
  • Dine with course members and lecturers each night before watching a show together

www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/leisure-courses/

4 October. Introductory Lectures - King Lear. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Speaker: Professor Michael Dobson. Leading Shakespeare scholars, with the support of Globe actors, offer inspiring introductory talks to the plays in the Globe Theatre and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons (please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures). 6.00pm – 7pm. 8 or 6 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/introductory-lectures

5 October. Shakespeare’s Rome Debates – Coriolanus. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. A series of debates that will explore the power dynamics of Rome as depicted by Shakespeare, through the lens of modern society. Can there be too much democracy? A panel including Angus Jackson (director, Coriolanus) joins Ritula Shah to explore modern comparisons with the Rome depicted in Coriolanus. 4.45pm - 6pm. Tickets 8 (01789 403493). https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/debates

7 October. Unwrapped: Coriolanus. Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Our Unwrapped demonstrations offer a peek into the rehearsal room, with the Assistant Director and members of the cast, often our understudies, looking at one or two particular moments from the play. They give an insight into how a scene is taken off the page and onto the stage, with the actors and Assistant Director showing the type of exercises and discussion that took place during rehearsals. 10.15am - 11.15am. Suitable for ages 12 years up. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/unwrapped

10 October. Shakespeare Club: Sound Rhetoric from Caesar to Theresa. Speaker: Gary Watt (Professor in Law at Warwick University School of Law). Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Professor Watt will show how Shakespeare uses sound effects in Julius Caesar to produce embodied sensations that move us as music does. We will discover subtle techniques by which Shakespeare’s language works rhetorically to win hearts and minds, and will note how similar techniques are employed on the political stage today. 7.45pm (following the Annual General Meeting at 7.15pm). http://stratfordshakespeareclub.org/programme.html

10 October. Theatre Company Q&A - Much Ado About Nothing. Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe. Theatre company members share their experiences of this season’s plays in the Globe and answer your questions in these chaired Q&A sessions. Theatre Company Q&A sessions always take place 15 minutes after the matinee performance. 5 or 4 for FoSG & Students. www.shakespearesglobe.com/education/events/pre-post-show/theatre-company-qas

17 October. Post Show Talks: Dido, Queen of Carthage. (BSL Interpreted). Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talkback events. Stay on after the show for a discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to find out more about the production, the actor's process and what it's like to work for the RSC. Talkbacks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

21 October. Unwrapped: Dido, Queen of Carthage. Swan Theatre. Our Unwrapped demonstrations offer a peek into the rehearsal room, with the Assistant Director and members of the cast, often our understudies, looking at one or two particular moments from the play. They give an insight into how a scene is taken off the page and onto the stage, with the actors and Assistant Director showing the type of exercises and discussion that took place during rehearsals. 10.15am - 11.15am. Suitable for ages 12 years up. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/unwrapped

23 October – 13 November. Shakespeare: Print and Performance. The British Library has partnered with King’s College and Shakespeare’s Globe to explore how Shakespeare’s works continue to delight audiences around the world through this online course presented by FutureLearn. Join academics Dr Sarah Lewis and Professor Gordon McMullan to find out more about performance practices both in the present day capital and in Early Modern London. Meet practitioners at the Globe and step into the world of the early modern actor to examine the processes and conditions that were at the heart of the Shakespearean playhouse. Explore some of the priceless manuscripts and early printed texts safeguarded at the British Library and discover how the early modern book trade shaped the journey of Shakespeare’s text from stage to page. Free online course. 2 hours a week for four weeks beginning 23 October. http://www.bl.uk/events/mooc-shakespeare-print-and-performance

November 2017

8 November. Director Talk: Twelfth Night. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process. 5.15pm - 6pm. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) www.rsc.org.uk/events/director-talks

14 November. Shakespeare Club: Presidential Evening: Shakespeare’s Memory. Speaker: Michael Wood (Film maker broadcaster and historian). Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Studies of Shakespeare’s background tend to focus on his education and his early experiences in drama. But what were the primary influences on him as a young man, the ones that came from family and community? Michael Wood looks at Shakespeare’s local roots in Warwickshire, and especially at his parents’ generation in a time of great social, economic and religious change. 7.45pm. http://stratfordshakespeareclub.org/programme.html

15 November. Post Show Talks: Coriolanus. Barbican Theatre, London. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talkback events. Stay on after the show for a discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to find out more about the production, the actor's process and what it's like to work for the RSC. Talkbacks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

16 November. In Conversation: Robert Harris and Mike Poulton. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Join us for an exclusive conversation before the world premiere of Imperium the Cicero Plays (Parts I and II). Novelist Robert Harris and adaptor Mike Poulton discuss the writing process that brings the thrilling story of Ancient Rome in the Cicero trilogy to the stage, dramatized through six one-act plays, presented over two performances. 5pm – 6pm. Tickets: 8 (01789 403493) https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/in-conversation-robert-harris-and-mike-poulton

December 2017

2 December. Director Talk: Imperium – The Cicero Plays. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process. 5.15pm - 6pm. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) www.rsc.org.uk/events/director-talks

5 December. Director Talk: A Christmas Carol. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. From rehearsal room processes and design choices, to characterisation and relationships this is a fascinating insight into the creative process. 5.15pm - 6pm. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) www.rsc.org.uk/events/director-talks

12 December. Shakespeare Club: This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Oriental World. Speaker: Jerry Brotton (Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary University, London). Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Muslims on the Elizabethan stage have usually been regarded as exotic, faraway characters, raging Turks and violent Moors from a barbaric world elsewhere. In this talk, Brotton shows that Shakespeare, his queen and contemporaries held a far more ambivalent view of Muslim characters from Aaron in Titus Andronicus to Othello due to extensive contacts between Elizabethan England and the Islamic world. 7.45pm. http://stratfordshakespeareclub.org/programme.html

 January 2018

5 January. Post Show Talks: Titus Andronicus. Barbican Theatre, London. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talkback events. Stay on after the show for a discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to find out more about the production, the actor's process and what it's like to work for the RSC. Talkbacks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

9 January. Shakespeare Club: Shakespeare is difficult, but then again so is life (largely so). Speaker: Philip Breen, (Theatre and Television Director and Writer). Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Breen reflects on his lifelong love of Shakespeare and his first few imperfect goes at actually directing it. The focus of the talk will be on how Shakespeare plays get ‘reputations’, (Measure for Measure is a ‘problem’ play, Merry Wives a ‘pariah play written in haste’ and so on) and how those reputations are often unfounded. He will talk about what the structures of these myths say about the people who created and perpetuated them and how a 21st century audience goes about understanding Shakespeare. 7.45pm. http://stratfordshakespeareclub.org/programme.html

10 – 12 January. SBT Winter School. Shakespeare Centre at the Shakespeare Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. Our ever popular Winter School is structured around current RSC productions (Twelfth Night and Imperium Parts I and II): featuring talks on the plays we will be seeing; special interest lectures; post-show discussions; Q&A sessions with members of the RSC company; and exhibitions from our world class library, archive and museum collections. Draft schedule and booking form available online. https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/explore-shakespeare/leisure-courses/   

10 January. Post Show Talks: Julius Caesar. Barbican Theatre, London. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talkback events. Stay on after the show for a discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to find out more about the production, the actor's process and what it's like to work for the RSC. Talkbacks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

11 January. Post Show Talks: Imperium Part I: Conspirator. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talkback events. Stay on after the show for a discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to find out more about the production, the actor's process and what it's like to work for the RSC. Talkbacks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

12 January. Post Show Talks: Antony & Cleopatra. (BSL Interpreted). Barbican Theatre, London. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talkback events. Stay on after the show for a discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to find out more about the production, the actor's process and what it's like to work for the RSC. Talkbacks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

13 January. Unwrapped: A Christmas Carol. Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Our Unwrapped demonstrations offer a peek into the rehearsal room, with the Assistant Director and members of the cast, often our understudies, looking at one or two particular moments from the play. They give an insight into how a scene is taken off the page and onto the stage, with the actors and Assistant Director showing the type of exercises and discussion that took place during rehearsals. 10.15am - 11.15am. Suitable for ages 12 years up. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/unwrapped

17 January. Post Show Talks: A Christmas Carol. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. (BSL Interpreted). Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talkback events. Stay on after the show for a discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to find out more about the production, the actor's process and what it's like to work for the RSC. Talkbacks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

20 January – 31 December. Theatre and Performance Tour. V&A Museum, London. Take a guided tour of the V&A's exciting theatre and performance collections, including rock & pop posters, theatre and ballet costumes, puppets, stage sets and more. Meet at the Meeting Point in the Theatre and Performance Galleries, Cromwell Road Entrance. 2pm – 3pm. Free daily event. https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/vkVvaWkb/theatre-and-performance-tour

30 January. Post Show Talks: Imperium Part II: Dictator. Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talkback events. Stay on after the show for a discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to find out more about the production, the actor's process and what it's like to work for the RSC. Talkbacks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

February 2018

3 February. Unwrapped: Twelfth Night. Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Our Unwrapped demonstrations offer a peek into the rehearsal room, with the Assistant Director and members of the cast, often our understudies, looking at one or two particular moments from the play. They give an insight into how a scene is taken off the page and onto the stage, with the actors and Assistant Director showing the type of exercises and discussion that took place during rehearsals. 10.15am - 11.15am. Suitable for ages 12 years up. Tickets: 5 (01789 403493) https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/unwrapped

13 February. Shakespeare Club: An Actor’s Life for me. Speaker: Robert Lister (actor). Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Robert has made his living as an actor for very nearly 50 years.  Approximately two thirds of that time has involved the words and work of Will Shakespeare. This is an evening of anecdotes in which he shares that experience (and the occasional insight). 7.45pm. http://stratfordshakespeareclub.org/programme.html

15 February. Post Show Talks: Twelfth Night. Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Want to find out more about the performance you've just seen? Then join us at our regular post show talkback events. Stay on after the show for a discussion with members of the acting company where you get the chance to find out more about the production, the actor's process and what it's like to work for the RSC. Talkbacks take place onstage in the theatre auditorium after the performance, and are free. https://www.rsc.org.uk/events/post-show-talkback

March 2018

13 March. Shakespeare Club: New Places: Shakespeare and Civic Creativity. Speakers: Rev Dr Paul Edmondson (Head of Research at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust) and Professor Ewan Fernie (Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the Shakespeare Institute). Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Paul and Ewan will discuss their joint efforts to bring Shakespeare into the public sphere beyond the theatre, the seminar room and the private study.  They will draw from and reflect on the distinguished but typically underestimated history of civic Shakespeare as this is exemplified in Stratford and elsewhere, including Italy, Germany and America.  They will share details of new projects which turn Shakespeare into liturgy, opera, pageant and political intervention. 7.45pm. http://stratfordshakespeareclub.org/programme.html

April 2018

10 April. Shakespeare Club: Shakespeare and the Digital Revolution. Speaker: Nigel Wood (Professor of Literature, Loughborough University). Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Professor Wood will look at how play texts and the editing of them have been affected by technical developments. If we think of electronic texts instead of folio and quarto, then we need to reappraise our sense of permanence.  In Shakespeare’s case this is doubly relevant as we need to remind ourselves that the dramatic writings are reconstructions intended not only to commemorate but also to suggest.  This talk will propose ways of approaching the play texts taking into account the dramatic approach to adaptation in the modern age. 7.45pm. http://stratfordshakespeareclub.org/programme.html

May 2018

8 May. Shakespeare Club: Plans for the five gardens associated with Shakespeare's life. Speaker: Glyn Jones (Head of Gardens at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust). Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon. Before coming to the SBT, Glyn Jones spent seventeen years at the National Trust’s Hidcote Manor Gardens where he oversaw a major renovation of the garden, its structures and features. At the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust he is responsible for the gardens attached to houses that had an influence on Shakespeare's life and will be speaking about his role in helping visitors gain a greater understanding of Shakespeare’s life and works through both period and contemporary horticulture. 7.45pm. http://stratfordshakespeareclub.org/programme.html

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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