San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What was it like to read a newly published play by Shakespeare? Dr Emma Smith, Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, discusses Shakespeare in print during his lifetime. Was the playwright really as popular as we assume? What was his role in the development of drama as something to read as well as, or even instead of, to see. The talk will also examine the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, the First Folio of 1623, which is one of Guildhall Library's treasures on display in the ‘Shakespeare in print’ exhibition. Following the talk enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink and a late view of the exhibition.
Refunds will only be given if places are cancelled up to 24 hours prior to an event (minus the booking fee) or if an event is cancelled by Guildhall Library.
When & Where
Guildhall Library is a public reference library which specialises in the history of London. The Library’s printed books collection comprises over 200,000 titles dating from the 15th to the 21st centuries and includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, trade directories and poll books.
Guildhall Library runs an active and engaging programme of events, ranging from afternoon talks on aspects of London History, guided walks of the Square Mile and book launches to monthly evening wine receptions with current authors. The topic for each evening event is designed to be different from the last so that a range of interests can be explored from historical fact to historical fiction, with classical and real-life stories thrown in.
You are welcome to visit Guildhall Library and no appointment or membership is necessary.