Shakespeare’s status as the most popular English playwright was cemented during the 18th century, when his published works, performances and influence proliferated. In this special talk marking 400 years since his death, Tiffany Stern, Professor of Early Modern Drama at University College, Oxford, delves into the growing fascination with the Bard in the 1700s, focusing on the renowned actor-collectors David Garrick and John Philip Kemble, and Soane’s own desire to acquire Shakespearean objects for his own collection.
Guests will enjoy an after-hours visit to the exhibition The Cloud-Capped Towers: Shakespeare In Soane’s Architectural Imagination before the talk, and a complimentary drink on arrival.
The complimentary alcoholic drink will only be served to over 18s only. Exhibition view from 6pm. Talk commences at 7pm.
Sir John Soane's Museum, Holborn
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