Shakespeare was an avid reader. Some 800 “liberal arts” books (law, history, poetry, drama, rhetoric) were published in England in Shakespeare’s lifetime. We know Shakespeare read at least 200 of them, as well as contributing about 40 himself!
In the bookish comforts of Fullers, enjoy an hour of fine literature as we pull some antique volumes down from the shelves of Shakespeare’s Library. Hear selections from Shakespeare’s contemporaries and the man himself. Dip into the books Prospero packed for his exile, and discover just what Hamlet is perusing when he says he reads “Words, words, words.”
Join Stuart Kells, author of Shakespeare’s Library: Unlocking the Greatest Mystery in Literature at this very bookish event.