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The British Academy Lecture: William Shakespeare 1616-2116

Why are we celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death? Who and what are we celebrating? How did Shakespeare get from there (the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage) to here (the global icon) and where will he go in the next hundred years? Join eminent Shakespeare scholar Jonathan Bate as he explores these questions.


Professor Sir Jonathan Bate FBAProvost of Worcester College and Professor of English Literature in the University of Oxford; Author; Critic; Broadcaster 

Chaired by Jerry Brotton.

To listen to this event, visit the event page on the Hay Festival website.

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