Last chance to see special Shakespeare lecture


Last chance to see special Shakespeare lecture


11 February 2014

Following on from a successful series of Shakespeare-related lectures it will be the last chance to catch Guardian Journalist Andrew Dickson talk about the world’s most famous playwright. Organised by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and Warwick University, the final instalment of The Worlds Elsewhere: Journeys around Shakespeare’s Globe takes place on February 25. Hear more about Sol Plaatje, South Africa’s forgotten Shakespearian hero and the earliest black South African to write a novel in English. The lecture also looks at the controversial question of the so-called Robben Island Bible, the copy of the Complete Works kept on the island and signed by Nelson Mandela, and suggests there is more to that story than meets the eye. The lecture takes place on 25 February from6pm – 7.30pm. Lectures are free to students with proof of an NUS card and people can just turn up at the Shakespeare Centre in Henley Street. Tickets cost £3.

 

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Press release date: 11 February 2014.

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The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times all over the world. The charity runs formal and informal educational programmes for people of all ages. It holds the world’s largest Shakespeare-related museum and archives open free to the public, a collection which is designated as being of international importance. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust receives no public subsidy or direct regular government funding; it depends on income generated through the support of visitors, donors, volunteers and Friends.