“SWEET SWAN OF AVON”: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND HIS TURBULENT WORLD
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Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 13:30
The Community Centre 113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY
Ben Jonson called Shakespeare "Sweet Swan of Avon". We examine his life and look at the development of English Renaissance theatre.
Ben Jonson called Shakespeare ”Sweet Swan of Avon”, “Thou Star of Poets” and “Not of an Age, but for all Time”. Over 400 years after Shakespeare’s death his words still have the power to thrill, move and uplift the soul. We examine his life in the dangerous world of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, and look at the development of English Renaissance theatre.
Elizabeth has over 25 years' experience lecturing on a range of subjects including classical art and architecture, aspects of the visual arts and the links between literature and art. Has lectured for the WEA, the Universities of Bristol and Southampton Departments of Continuing Education, Royal Society of Arts, Dillington House, Jane Austen Society, Thomas Hardy Society, Brussels Brontë Society, Finzi Society, the Art Fund, Dorset County Museum and literary, historical and philosophical societies nationwide. Has also lectured on study tours to Rome, Aachen, Cologne, Brittany and the Dordogne, as well as all over the UK. Lectured in Australia and New Zealand in 2011 and is returning to Australia for two further lecture tours.