The Faith of William Shakespeare: a one-day conference The Shakespeare Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Saturday 20 May from 10.00am to 5.00pm
Join us to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation to explore what that meant to Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Professor Peter Marshall (University of Warwick) will present an overview of religion during Shakespeare's time; Professor Graham Holderness (University of Hertfordshire) will talk about Shakespeare's Calvinism; Dr Tara Hamling (University of Birmingham) will curate a special exhibition based on Reformation-related material from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's Collections; Professor Ann Hughes (Keele University) considers Stratford-upon-Avon's Puritans; Dr Jonathan Willis (University of Birmingham) discusses public worship; Dr Cathryn Enis (University of Birmingham) will speak about friendships at a time of religious division; and Dr Robert Bearman (Honorary Fellow, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust) will talk about religion and Shakespeare's daily mind. The conference is hosted by Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
With grateful acknowledgement to Lion Hudson Publishing for sponsoring this event.
Fee: £25.00 (£20.00 SBT Friends), includes refreshments (not lunch), and a copy of Graham Holderness's new book, The Faith of William Shakespeare.