Starts 05:30PM
 Fullers Bookshop

Shakespeare was an avid reader. Some 800 “liberal arts” books (law, history, poetry, drama, rhetoric) were published in England in Shakespeare’s lifetime. We know Shakespeare read at least 200 of them, as well as contributing about 40 himself!

As part of the TSO Shakespeare Festival, join us in the bookish comforts of Fullers and enjoy an hour of fine literature as we pull some antique volumes down from the shelves of Shakespeare’s Library. Robert Jarman (Blue Cow Theatre) will read selections from Shakespeare’s contemporaries and the man himself. We’ll dip into the books Prospero packed for his exile, and discover just what Hamlet is perusing when he says he reads “Words, words, words.”

We’ll also be joined by Stuart Kells, author of a new book on the quest for Shakespeare’s missing library.

You can RSVP using the form below.

We recommend arriving early as seating is limited.

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