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Our popular literature tutor Judith Hedley is offering two workshops to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Saturday April 23rd at Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St NG1 4EZ

What kind of childhood did Shakespeare have? Was his marriage a love-match or a shotgun wedding? What were his religious and political convictions? What did he really look like? Why do his plays show so much  knowledge of falconry, the law, kingship and Italy? And why do some eminent and otherwise sane people claim that the immortal bard was not the man from Stratford?

If we had the definitive answer to even one of these questions we would be famous and rich. Instead, our plan  is to mark 400 years since Shakespeare’s death with two informal workshops. sharing what we do know and enjoying film clips, music and readings made possible by Shakespeare’s genius.

Workshop 1 10.30am -12.30pmShakespeare the Man’ (cost £5) – this workshop takes a broad approach to biography and the controversies of authorship

Workshop 2 1.30pm-3.30pm  Shakespeare’s Sonnets’  (cost £5) – this workshop looks in detail at what may (or may not!) be the man’s most personal words.

You are warmly welcome to attend either or both sessions. If you have a Collected Works, bring it along, but an interest in Shakespeare is all you really need.

To book a place telephone 0115 9628418  and we’ll give you details of how to pay.