Public Lecture: Shakespeare's Religious Sources

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Join us for this special public lecture by Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research and Knowledge at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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Part of our Shakespeare's Sources at the University of Leicester Library event, this Public Lecture by Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson will explore Shakespeare's religious sources. If we turn to Shakespeare's works to find out more about his religion, what do we find there, where does it come from, and what does it tell us?

The public lecture is the final part of our launch event for new physical and online exhibitions which bring together remarkable manuscripts and rare copies of books that Shakespeare must have read and known and which belong to the University of Leicester Library's Special Collections. This event, along with the exhibitions and related publication, aim at helping us better understand Shakespeare’s ability to draw on the materials available to him and transform them into the plays and poems we know and admire.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Basement of the Bennett Building.

Paul Edmondson is Head of Research and Knowledge and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. He is the author, co-author, and co-editor of many books and articles about Shakespeare, including Shakespeare: Ideas in Profile (an overview of Shakespeare for the general reader), Twelfth Night: a guide to the text and its Theatrical Life, The Shakespeare Circle: An Alternative Biography and Shakespeare Beyond Doubt: Evidence, Argument, Controversy (both with Stanley Wells for Cambridge University Press), Shakespeare’s Creative Legacies (with Peter Holbrook for The Arden Shakespeare); and Finding Shakespeare’s New Place: an archaeological biography (with archaeologists Kevin Colls and William Mitchell for Manchester University Press). New Places: Shakespeare and Civic Creativity (co-edited with Ewan Fernie is forthcoming with The Arden Shakespeare). His collection of Shakespeare-related poetry, Destination Shakespeare has recently appeared. A pair of prescription spectacles is donated to a child in India for each copy sold.

Bookings from this page are for the evening lecture only. To book for the series of afternoon talks and the lecture please use https://shakespeares-reading.eventbrite.co.uk/

Shakespeare's Sources at the University of Leicester is a partnership between the Centre for International Training and Education and the Division of Library, Learning and Information Services.

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