What makes a good Shakespearian?

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Last week I had the pleasure of chairing the 866th meeting of The Shakespeare Club, Stratford-upon-Avon. The Club was first established in 1823 and thrives on guest-speakers from September through to April each year. It was the evening for their President’s address. This year’s President is Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E. I interviewed him about his career and asked him about his own formation as a Shakespeare scholar.

The session lasts around three-quarters of an hour, and I thought you might like to listen to it over a glass or three of mulled wine (or some other appropriate drink) during the festive period.

You can find out more about The Shakespeare Club (the oldest Shakespeare society in the world) by clicking here.

See you in 2012…

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Author:Paul Edmondson

Head of Research and Knowledge and Director of the Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. Follow Paul on Twitter @paul_edmondson

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