In 2022, we will be welcoming in the New Year with the seventh of our annual Shakespeare study retreats, exploring Othello and what we might learn from the play to inform the way we live today.
This sell-out event follows on from successful retreats on The Merchant of Venice in 2020, Macbeth in 2019 and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2018. Our 2021 retreat was postponed due to restrictions on residential events and gatherings during the pandemic. All registered places from 2021 have been transferred to 2022 where requested.
Discussions taking place at the 2019 Macbeth retreat.
For this retreat we are joined again by a distinguished group of retreat leaders and contributors, including:
- Reverend Dr Paul Edmondson - Head of Research, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
- Andrew French - Actor, Royal Shakespeare Company
- Professor Daniel Grimley - Professor of Music, University of Oxford
- Dr Amanda Piesse - Formerly Lecturer in English Literature and Children's Literature, Trinity College Dublin
- Professor Tiffany Stern FBE - Professor and Chair of Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
- Professor 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 Rowan Williams PC FBA FRSL FLSW – Former Archbishop of Canterbury (2002 to 2012)
Participants will explore the spiritual, psychological and literary aspects of the play and learn 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, panel discussions, breakout study groups, evening readings, and a guided walk through Windsor Great Park.
This event is sold out, but please email Emily Gow (Programme Officer) at email@example.com or call 01784 497781 if you would like to join the waiting list or find out about future Shakespeare retreats at Cumberland Lodge.