On Thursday 26 November 2020, two of the world’s leading Shakespearean scholars, Sir Stanley Wells and Dr Paul Edmondson join us for a virtual Cumberland Conversation.
Paul and Stanley reflect on their lives’ work to date, dedicated to the study of Shakespeare. In particular, they discuss their new book All The Sonnets of Shakespeare, which assembles the sonnets in their probable order of composition, giving a fresh sense of what the sonnet form meant to our greatest poet-dramatist.
This Conversation is chaired by our Chief Executive, Canon Dr Edmund Newell, and you are invited to join it from the comfort of your own home, via the internet.
The event takes place from 6-7pm in the format of an informal conversation, with an open question-and-answer session afterwards. It is free to attend and everyone is welcome.
About our speakers
Sir Stanley is former Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (1991-2011), Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham, and Honorary Emeritus Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he was also, for many years, Vice-Chairman.
Paul Edmondson is Head of Research for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, a Trustee of the British Shakespeare Association, and a priest in the Church of England.
Stanley and Paul have written and edited numerous books on Shakespeare, and are good friends of Cumberland Lodge, having helped to lead our annual Shakespeare reading retreat since 2015.
How to book
Please register online in advance via this link to reserve your place: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E6hBoM5XSKyttLxN8oasfA
You do not need a Zoom account to register or join this free Conversation, and once registered you will be able to watch the event live as a non-video participant and take part in the Q&A.
We will also be streaming this discussion on our Facebook page and on this webpage, if you prefer not to register or to watch back later.