Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

Shakespeare's London and Ancient Rome

Professor Sir Jonathan Bate CBE FBA

William Shakespeare spent his schooldays learning Latin. When he arrived in London and became an actor and playwright, he discovered a city and a culture that modelled itself on ancient Rome. 

Jonathan Bate tells the story of how and why Shakespeare was steeped in the classics, from his earliest plays such as Titus Andronicus and The Comedy of Errors to his dramatisations of the stories of Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra.

No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.

Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture.

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Professor Bate is Gresham Professor of Rhetoric. He is a British academic, biographer, critic, broadcaster, novelist and scholar. He specialises in Shakespeare, Romanticism and Ecocriticism. He is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, and Honorary Fellow of Creativity at Warwick Business School.

Professor Bate begins his tenure as Gresham Professor of Rhetoric with a series entitled Classic Shakespeare.

All of Professor Bate's Gresham lectures can be accessed here.

Current Gresham Professor of Rhetoric

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