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The Library and Archives Committee, in association with the Guildhall Library, is pleased to present: SHAKESPEARE: A MAN FOR ALL TIME. Supported by Adam Matthew Digital, Fenner Paper, and the Folio Society
Monday, 25 April 2016 Exhibition from 5.30pm to 9.15pm Speakers at 6.30pm and finger buffet at 8.00pm
Underneath the portrait of William Shakespeare in a stained-glass window in Stationers’ Hall runs the Inscription ‘He was not for an age but for all time’. Four hundred years after his death, we look at Shakespeare’s enduring legacy, both in print and in performance.
The exhibition is curated by Liveryman Margaret Willes in association with Dr Peter Ross, Principal Librarian of the Guildhall Library.
The formal part of the evening will be chaired by Professor Brian Cummings, who will introduce the two speakers.
Brian Cummings is the Anniversary Professor in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. His most recent book is Mortal Thoughts: Religion, Secularity and Identity in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture.
Abigail Rokison-Woodall was a child actress in the TV drama, ‘The Darling Buds of May’. Her doctorate at Cambridge focused on Shakespearean language, and she now lectures on Shakespeare and the Theatre at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. She is the author of Shakespearean Verse Speaking and of Shakespeare for Young People.
Peter Ross was the curator of the ‘Shakespeare in Print’ exhibition presented at the Guildhall Library in 2014. His main interests are in the history of food, he is the author of The Curious Cookbook, and the history of crime, in particular the 18th-century prison-breaker, Jack Sheppard.