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The Shakespeare Birthday Lecture & One Day Conference

400 Years of the First Folio; 400 Years of Anne Shakespeare

Enjoy a day of thoughtful discussion and insight as we commemorate two major Shakespeare anniversaries, marking 400 years since the publication of the First Folio and the death of Anne Shakespeare.

This event is delivered in collaboration with The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham and is open to all, with both in-person and digital streaming tickets available to purchase.

Registration from 9:30am with the conference starting at 10am.

Dr Chris Laoutaris
(University of Birmingham) on the personalities behind the making of the First Folio.
Professor Tiffany Stern on the many mistakes in the First Folio and what they can tell us.
Professor Katherine Scheil (University of Minneapolis), who will present a fresh interpretation of Anne Shakespeare’s epitaph in Holy Trinity Church, based on newly discovered details about its creation and importance.

Please note: for those attending in person, tea and coffee will be provided but lunch will be by your own arrangements.

Birthday Lecture, 4pm:
A panel discussion about these important anniversaries with all the speakers joined by Professor Charlotte Scott, Director of Knowledge and Engagement at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and chaired by Dr Paul Edmondson.

All attendees of the conference will also have the chance to attend the launch of Broken Sleep Book’s new publication Anne-thology: Poems Re-presenting Anne Shakespeare from 5pm.

There will also be the opportunity to visit the new exhibition The Great Variety of Readers: 400 Years of Shakespeare’s First Folio at Shakespeare’s New Place. Due to capacity please indicate that you are interested in visiting by selecting the relevant ticket option.  

Ticket Prices:
In-Person: £40
Online: £15

The in-person event will take place at The Shakespeare Institute, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HP.
If you are attending online, you will be sent joining details nearer the time.

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