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1616: the secrets and passions of William Shakespeare

Watercolour of Queen Victoria watching a performance of Macbeth
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Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
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  • Windsor Castle
    The performance will take place in the historic setting of the medieval Vicars’ Hall in Windsor Castle.
  • Thursday, 29 Sep 2016
  • 19:00 - 20:30
  • £15.00 full price
    £13.50 concessions

In the historic setting of the medieval Vicars’ Hall in Windsor Castle, enjoy a moving and a humorous tribute to the man behind the cultural icon. Critically acclaimed writer and actor Gareth Somers performs his new one-man play, which portrays William Shakespeare in the last year of his life, looking back over his life and loves, friends and adversaries in an intelligent, fast-paced production.

Related exhibition
Shakespeare in the Royal Library

Drawing from the wealth of Shakespeareana in the Royal Library this exhibiton will examine aspects of the playwright's life, work and influence, and celebrate his longstanding connection with Windsor and the royal court

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