We are welcoming in the New Year with the eighth of our annual Shakespeare study retreats. This year, we explore Antony and Cleopatra, 3-6 January 2023.
This event follows on from successful retreats on Othello in 2022, The Merchant of Venice in 2020, Macbeth in 2019 and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2018.
Discussions taking place at the 2019 Macbeth retreat.
This year we are joined again by a distinguished group of retreat leaders and contributors, including:
- Reverend Dr Paul Edmondson - Head of Research and Knowledge, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
- Sir Stanley Wells CBE FRSL - Former Life Trustee (1975-2017) and former Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (1991-2011); Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies of the University of Birmingham; Honorary Emeritus Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company
- Dr Amanda Piesse - Lecturer in English Literature and Children's Literature, Trinity College Dublin
- Dr Rowan Williams PC FBA FRSL FLSW – Former Archbishop of Canterbury (2002 to 2012)
- and other, extra special Shakespearean guests…
Participants will be exploring the spiritual, psychological, literary and dramatic aspects of the play, and learning about the role of music in Shakespearean productions, past and present, whilst enjoying the hospitality of a three-night stay at the Lodge.
The programme includes a series of reflections from our retreat leaders, film screenings, breakout study groups, evening readings, a guided walk through Windsor Great Park and panel discussions.