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Shakespeare: court dramatist

Engraving of Shakespeare's head
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  • Windsor Castle
  • Wednesday, 6 Jul 2016
  • 18:30 - 19:45
  • £15.00 full price
    £13.50 concessions

How did performing in royal palaces put demands on Shakespeare that were different to those of the public playhouses? Join distinguished Shakespearian scholar Professor Richard Dutton as he shares new research showing how the courts of Elizabeth I and James I had a much greater impact on Shakespeare’s creative life than was previously thought. Dutton argues that the texts we have today, of many of his best-known plays, are versions that Shakespeare adapted specially for court performance. The evening will end with a glass of wine and a private view of the exhibition, Shakespeare in the Royal Library.

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