An Exploratory Study of William Shakespeare’s ‘Most Dreadful Tempest’ – LECTURE

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Date / time: 19 March, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Artizan Street Library & Community Centre

An Exploratory Study of William Shakespeare's 'Most Dreadful Tempest' - LECTURE


Join Lynsey Ford for this talk on ”What’s Past Is Prologue’: An exploratory Study of William Shakespeare’s ‘Most Dreadfull Tempest’

It was during Covid-19 that Lynsey Ford decided to trace her family history. She was amazed to discover that her maternal ancestral grandfather, William Strachey was a poet, writer, government official and shipwreck survivor off the coast of Bermuda. Yet Lynsey would soon make the shocking discovery that William’s account of the sinking of ‘The Sea Venture’ would inspire William Shakespeare to write ‘The Tempest’. To coincide with Shakespeare Week, Lynsey delves into her family research to tell Shakespeare and Strachey’s extraordinary tale.

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