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Shakespeare's Fathers & Daughters with Oliver Ford Davies
Thu 15 June 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
Join us for an evening with renown actor and author Oliver Ford Davies as we explore: Exactly how obsessed was Shakespeare with the relationship between father and daughter…?
Judging by his complete works, where it is explored in every shade and more than 20 unique relationships, from Titus Andronicus to The Tempest, it was an obsession that played out again and again in his tales. But why?
In this event, Oliver Ford Davies talks to Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall, of The Shakespeare Institute, about his new book Shakespeare's Fathers and Daughters in what promisses to be a frank and lively discussion of fathers and daughters in the Bard’s writing, relating it to the little we know of his own two daughters, and sheds new light on his exploration of the family that so dominated his approach to drama.
Drawing on a lifetime's experience of playing Shakespearean roles, Oliver Ford Davies, a former university lecturer and now an Honorary Associate Artist of the RSC and Olivier Award winner, has written an engaging and deeply researched study of a topic that has intrigued him from playing Capulet in 1967, King Lear in 2002, to Polonius in 2008. Oliver is also a respected screen actor, known for Game of Thrones and Star Wars.
Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall is Lecturer in Shakespeare and Theatre, The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK and was formerly a professional actor. Abigail is also an author of Shakespeare in the Theatre: Nicholas Hytner and Shakespeare for Young People, both published by Bloomsbury.
Tickets will very likely sell out so we encourage you to book early to avoid missing out.
Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP
Thursday, June 15th
6.00pm: Doors open and complimentary drinks in Bloomsbury’s beautiful conservatory
6.30pm: Oliver and Abigail in discussion, followed by Q&A
This event is hosted in the Bloomsbury Room and Conservatory at Bloomsbury Publishing.