Sweet Swan of Avon

The Arts Society North Bucks

Thursday, 9th May 2019 at 11.00 am
Lovat Hall, Silver Street Newport Pagnell MK16 0EJ

In his tribute to Shakespeare on the publication of the First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays in 1623, Ben Jonson addresses him as ‘Sweet Swan of Avon’. In this lecture we explore what is known about his life in the turbulent and often dangerous world of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, and look at the development of English Renaissance theatre.

The lecturer, Elizabeth Merry, has over 25 years’ experience lecturing on a range of subjects including classical art and architecture, aspects of the visual arts and the links between literature and art.

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