Experts including Robert Stagg, Sarah Dustagheer, The Globe's Will Tosh and Amber Massie-Blomfield will consider Shakespeare's relationship with the city in which he worked, including a screening of the new documentary Shoreditch: Shakespeare's Hidden London.
Come to individual sessions or the entire day tickets are priced at £20 for the full day or £8 (£6 for concessions) for individual events. Here is the full rundown of the day:
1.30-2.45pm Shoreditch: Shakespeare's Hidden London: documentary screening with Robert Stagg, University of Oxford.
Shoreditch, 1580: rough, edgy, unsparing, and fun. Shoreditch, 1600: expensive, emptying, with its reputation for entertainment on the wane. Sound familiar? Shoreditch: Shakespeare's Hidden London is a feature-length documentary uncovering Shakespeare's early career in Shoreditch and exploring how the area has been shaped by gentrification then and now. Featuring interviews with Peter Tatchell, Museum of London archaeologists, actors and critics galore.
3.15-4.30pm Shakespeare in London/London in Shakespeare: A Roundtable Discussion with Robert Stagg, Sarah Dustagheer (Kent) and Will Tosh (Shakespeare's Globe)
In part responding to Shoreditch: Shakespeare's Hidden London, our panel will consider Shakespeare's relationship with the city in which he worked. For the most part, Shakespeare's plays are not set in London. Does that mean he did not engage with the city in which he found fame and fortune? Or was his relationship to London more subtle and dynamic than previously thought?
5.45-6.45pm Sarah Dustagheer in Conversation with Amber Massie-Blomfield.
Join Amber (author of Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die) in conversation with Sarah about her book Shakespeare's Two Playhouses: Repertory and Theatre Space at the Globe and the Blackfriars, 1599-1613