2008

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0197  Wednesday, 2 April 2008

From:		Robert Bearman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:		Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 17:47:34 +0100
Subject:	Study Day in Stratford

SHAKSPEReans may be interested in a study day, 'Much Ado about Very 
Little?' to be held at the Shakespeare Centre in Stratford-upon-Avon on 
26 June 2008.

Much has been written recently in support of the proposition that the 
young William Shakespeare was reared in a staunchly Catholic 
environment. However, this has not gone unchallenged and the purpose of 
this study day is to examine whether the historical evidence on which 
these claims are based can bear such an interpretation. Speakers will 
include Professor Stanley Wells, Dr Glyn Parry, Dr Michael Winstanley, 
T.M. McCoog, SJ, Dr Robert Bearman, and Dr Alison Shell who between them 
will discuss the likelihood of Shakespeare's sojourn in Catholic 
Lancashire; the recusancy (or not) of John Cottam, the Stratford 
schoolmaster; the authenticity of John Shakespeare's 'spiritual 
testament' and its links with Edmund Campion's mission to England; the 
religious climate in Stratford-upon-Avon during Shakespeare's formative 
years; and Shakespeare's reputation amongst the Catholic community both 
during his lifetime and later. Further information can be found on the 
Trust's website (www.shakespeare.org.uk) or telephone 01789 204016

Robert Bearman
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