William Shakespeare in London: where the world’s finest plays were written. In this talk, we look into what is known about Shakespeare’s life in London and find records of his life here that may be new to you. Hear how a Grammar School boy beat the University-educated playwrights of his age to become “The applause, delight, the wonder of our stage!” and how a wigmaker and the Lord Chamberlain both played their parts in Will’s life in London.
- Duration: 45 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet The Speaker, Andrew
Andrew Warde has more than 40 years experience as a London Blue Badge guide, with additional guide qualifications for the City of London and for Windsor & Eton. He presents illustrated talks and walks in and around London, telling all about historic buildings, curious survivals from times past, or special areas of London life and the Thames riverside. These talks reveal fascinating aspects of London’s past and the people who lived there.
Preparing for the Event
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We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!