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Reading Shakespeare - Hot off the Press
Wednesday 18 April
Reading Shakespeare - Hot off the Press


Partnership event with The Arts Society Leeds


A talk by Professor Emma SmithProfessor Emma Smith

What was it like to read a newly published play by Shakespeare? This talk discusses Shakespeare in print during his lifetime, asking whether Shakespeare was really as popular as we assume, and identifying his role in the development of drama as something to read as well, or even instead of, something to see. It will be illustrated with pages from early editions of the plays, from the earliest, Titus Andronicus in 1594, to the collective editions known as the First Folio and published posthumously in 1623.

Emma Smith was born and educated in Leeds and now teaches Shakespeare and early modern literature at the University of Oxford. Her most recent book is Shakespeare’s First Folio: Four Centuries of an Iconic Book, Oxford University Press 2016
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Places are limited and will be available on a first come first served basis.

The lecture starts at 2.00pm but you are asked to arrive a little earlier and be in your seat by 1.50pm

To book please email lectures@theartssocietyleeds.org quoting LitFest ticket.

2.00pm Castle Grove Masonic Hall, Castle Grove Drive, Moor Road, Leeds LS6 4BP
£5