Shakespeare's Southwark Life

The Immortal Bardâs Mortal Coil


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A study of Shakespeareâs life in London; from the time that he arrived in London, a budding actor and playwright Shakespeare soon became the greatest of them all in the world. But who was the man in reality?

From a reasonably wealthy background in Stratford-On-Avon, he threw himself into the theatrical world of Southwark with gusto. But was all we believe of him true. The evidence is slight; what we know about him that too. There are other claimants to these plays. Examine the evidence and hear about the theatre world of this period. A somewhat dangerous one, some of his contemporaries were imprisoned and one killed i.e. Kit Marlowe. Were the intelligence services operating in this world as well? Youâll see the site of the original Globe Theatre and also the Rose where he first âtrod the boardsâ and find out why he left his wife his âsecond best bedâ.

  • 1.50pm-4.10pm
  • £6 (conc £5)


Borough Underground Station
Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JX
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