William Davenant

Son of Shakespeare the Man, Father of Shakespeare the National Poet

 


This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.

Taking place on the 400th anniversary of Sir William Davenant's (1606-68) birth, Robert Shore celebrates a poet-laureate, masque-maker, dramatist and theatrical entrepreneur who survived syphilis and the menaces of Oliver Cromwell to shape the modern theatrical tradition.

Davenant wrote the first operas - or perhaps musicals would be a better term? - performed in English, oversaw the introduction of actresses to the stage after the Restoration and popularised Shakespeare's works for a new audience.

  • 7pm-8pm
  • £5 (conc £4; student £3)

Where

Shakespeare's Globe
New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DT
infowhat's on @map

Box office: 020 7401 9919

map

This belongs to


This event is in the past. This is an archive page for reference.
 

Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from: