Shakespeare in the Twilight Zone of Biography

13 April 2015

Monday May 18


Talk / Drinks

Roberts G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Malet Place

Shakespeare statue, Leicester Square

The internet has given a new lease of life to alternate, and until recently marginal theories about the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays and poems. The list of candidates grows, from Sir Francis Bacon to the Earl of Oxford, from Mary Sidney to Christopher Marlowe. Professor René Weis will demonstrate that the case for William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon is overwhelming and that the evidence for this is both external (friends like Ben Jonson bearing witness) and internal (a trace history of Shakespeare’s life left in the plays and sonnets).

 A drinks reception follows in the Roberts Foyer G02.

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