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Neil MacGregor

Shakespeare's Restless World

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Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, comes to Shakespeare's parish church to give an illustrated talk about the dynamic and dangerous world that Shakespeare knew.

MacGregor offers us a fascinating three-way conversation between objects of the time – a dagger, a magical mirror, a woollen cap – the men and women whose lives they touched, and the words of Shakespeare himself.

He builds a picture of a world which had expanded in size with the discovery of the New World yet was crumbling in many of its central assumptions about identity, religion and history.

This event is chaired by the Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark.

The ticket entitles you to £5 off the publication Shakespeare's Restless World by Neil MacGregor, available from the Cathedral Shop.


Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA
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