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Beaumont400 Conference

Location
Guildhall Library, Safra Lecture Theatre
Category
Conference/Seminar, Lecture, Performance/Concert
When
11 (18:00) - 12/03/2016 (17:30)
Contact

Please direct enquiries to shakespeare@kcl.ac.uk

Booking for this event is required via the link below.

Registration URL
http://estore.kcl.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=13&catid=130&prodid=621
Description

Beaumont400

 

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In 1616, a leading dramatist and poet died and was roundly mourned by all of his contemporaries. His name? Francis Beaumont. The author of The Knight of the Burning Pestle and co-author of Philaster and The Maid’s Tragedy, died on 6 March 1616 and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Following Adele Thomas's triumphant revival of The Knight at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe, it is time to reassess Beaumont's contributions to Jacobean drama and poetry, and his relationship with his long-time collaborator John Fletcher. In this conference we will take over the London Shakespeare Centre and restore Beaumont to the critical limelight with a symposium and a performance of his first play, The Woman Hater, by Edward’s Boys.

 

Hosted by the Guildhall Library and King’s College London.

Full details can be found in the conference programme

 

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