Celebrating Shakespeare at the National Library

23 April, Canberra.

The National Library of Australia is hosting a conversation between two specialists in early modern drama and publication, Professor Ian Donaldson and Professor Ian Gadd.

Professors Donaldson and Gadd are two of the world’s most venerable voices on the role of English literature in shaping our culture. In particular, Professor Donaldson is and editor and biographer of Shakespeare’s contemporary Ben Jonson, and Professor Gadd is an expert in the history of the printing and publishing of books.

This is also an opportunity to hear from Dr Kate Flaherty, the pre-eminent expert on the history of Shakespeare in Australia, who will be chairing the event.

From the website: “To mark Europe Day and the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, Emeritus Professor Ian Donaldson, Univesrity of Melbourne, and Professor Ian Gadd, Bath Spa University, explore how the playwright and poet became a global phenomenon.”

In association with The EU Centre for Global Affairs and the Centre for the History of Emotions, Adelaide

2pm start, tickets $15 (refreshments included)

Full details here.

Detail of a page of the First Folio reading 'Finis'.