12 June 2019
Shakespeare and the Moon
Wednesday 12 June | 7pm | £12.50 | Friends £11.25
For Shakespeare, the moon might be quick, slow, unlucky, chaste, watery, funny, or angry, but above all it (or she) was variable. Drawing inspiration from the Moonscapes exhibition, writer Dr Daniel Swift will explore some of the Moon's appearances in Shakespeare's plays, focusing particularly on A Midsummer Night's Dream, in which the moon is worshipped as a goddess and yet also brought on-stage as a badly-dressed character. Discover how Shakespeare saw the Moon as light and dark, mortal and godlike, but always powerful and a source of fun and trouble.
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Daniel Swift is senior lecturer in English at the New College of the Humanities, and has written books about William Shakespeare, Ezra Pound, and the poetry of the Second World War.
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