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Shakespeare Lecture

Shakespeare Lecture

Ben Crystal

Actor, writer and Director, Ben Crystal, author of ‘Shakespeare on Toast’, gave a lively Lecture and Workshop to all Removes and Fifths, together with students from Didcot Girls’ School, during Academic Priority Time, on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 12th in the Theatre.

Ben took as his theme the importance of setting Shakespeare in Context: highlighting some of the common beliefs of Shakespeare’s time - for example, the Age’s almost universal belief in Witchcraft. As he explained, “Shakespeare makes a lot more sense when you put him back in context”.

He went on to discuss the importance of ‘Original Practice’: using original scripts, pronunciation and music. His idea sparked lots of audience participation, questions and discussion.  This Event was organised by Librarian, Anne Muhlberg, pictured with Ben below. 

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