|Shakespeare the Collaborator|
Shakespeare the Collaborator: Paul Edmondson in conversation with John Jowett, Paul Edmondson, Eric Rasmussen and Peter Kirwan
The event will start at 7.30pm, after the BSAâ€™s AGM, and will be held in the Shakespeare Centre, next to the Birthplace, in Stratford-upon-Avon, on the 25th November 2011.
Tickets are Â£5 or Â£4 for members of the BSA and Friends of the SBT. Tickets will be available on the door.
Shakespeare did not always write alone. We know that he collaborated with John Fletcher, George Wilkins and Thomas Middleton, and it is possible that other authors contributed lines and scenes to many more plays. Scholars continue to debate Shakespeareâ€™s relationship with other writers, and recently the Oxford edition of The Complete Works of Thomas Middleton included Measure for Measure and Macbeth as plays â€˜adapted by Thomas Middletonâ€™. How does an appreciation of the range of Shakespeareâ€™s collaborations change and deepen our reception of the plays? What did collaboration mean for Shakespeare and his contemporaries?The evening will start with the launch of Eric Rasmussen's new book The Shakespeare Thefts at 7.30 and will last for approximately 2 hours.