Shakespeare & Charlecote Park

In this 400th year of Shakespeare we’re thrilled to be hosting a joint event with Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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On Wednesday, 7th September 2016, from 5.30-7.30 pm, we have Sir Stanley Wells and Professor Paul Edmondson with us to discuss that famous legend that links us with the bard….

Charlecote’s house, completed by Thomas Lucy in 1558, the year Elizabeth I ascended the throne, was one of the first great country houses in Warwickshire and the focus of the poaching scandal which apparently sent Shakespeare fleeing to London! Still part of the Lucy family, the house will host an evening with Sir Stanley Wells and Paul Edmondson to celebrate Shakespeare in his county. We will begin with prosecco and canapés overlooking the deer park and then make our way to the great hall to hear Stanley and Paul talk about Shakespeare and enjoy a private view of the house, including the unique exhibit of the quarto of The Merry Wives of Windsor, the Second Folio and Ortelius’s map of Illyria, where Twelfth Night is set.

Tickets are £30 and booking is essential by contacting us here at Charlecote  on 01789 470277 or via the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust.

An event not to be missed!

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To find out more about Charlecote’s links to Shakespeare, take a moment to read the following posts:
‘Sing Lousy Lucy’: Shakespeare and the roes of Charlecote
–  In the Library: Shakespeare’s Second Folio
Fact or Fiction? Shakespeare at Charlecote

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