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Shakespeare's Lost Interiors

February's Research Conversation

Alexandra Hewitt explores how Shakespeare might have filled, furnished and decorated his family home, New Place.

Join us on Wednesday 10 February for our free online monthly Research Conversation. Taking place on Zoom on the second Wednesday of every month, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's Research Conversations provide you with the opportunity to listen to people who are engaged in research, some of whom are working on the SBT’s own Collections.

Although New Place, William Shakespeare’s grand townhouse in Stratford-upon-Avon, no longer survives that doesn’t mean we cannot study it. 

Alexandra Hewitt, PhD Candidate at the University of Birmingham combines archaeology, documents, and surviving buildings to explore about how the playwright might have filled, furnished and decorated his family home. Along the way, we delve into the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s collections to find tangible examples of the kind of objects most likely to be found in a house like New Place. How did social identity relate to interior decoration in early modern England? 

Led by Alexandra Hewitt, PhD Candidate at the University of Birmingham

The event begins with a thirty minute presentation and will be followed by an open discussion. 

Book online for your free place.

All of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's Research Conversations are free, but we encourage donations in order to support our work and keep Shakespeare's story alive. 

Illustration: New Place, Phil Watson


Listen back: If you were unable to attend our previous virtual Research Conversations, audio recordings are available on our website.

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