SHAKESPEARE and the bible is the subject of a lecture at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford next month.
The ‘How did Shakespeare use the Bible?’ lecture takes place on Wednesday October 5 and is part of a series of lectures put on by The Friends of Shakespeare’s Church (FOSC).
The lecture will be presented by Rev. Dr Paul Edmondson, Head of Research for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and a priest in the Church of England.
He said: “Shakespeare consulted and enjoyed many books but the one he draws on most is the Bible, with well over 1000 allusions to scripture across his works. This talk explores what Shakespeare’s use of the bible reveals about the emotional and
dramatic moment, the culture of his time, and perhaps his own faith.”
The actor Robert Lister will be reading Shakespeare quotations and attendees will also have the opportunity to see the 1613
King James Bible which has undergone expert conservation and is now beautifully displayed in a new case, all funded by FOSC.
Tickets are £10 in advance from www.shakespeareschurch.co.uk or can be purchased on the door on the night.
The lecture runs from 7pm to 8.30pm and refreshments will be available.