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Frances Yates: the art of memory

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Time: 10.00am - 8.00pm
Venue: Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1HL
Price: free
Speaker(s): Various

Frances Yates: the art of memory

The great Renaissance and Shakespeare scholar Frances Yates lived for over half a century at Claygate, near Kingston-upon-Thames, and to mark the 50th anniversary of her book The Art of Memory, Kingston Shakespeare Seminar will host a one-day conference on her life and work at the Rose: a playhouse inspired by her theory of the ‘theatre of the world'. Close to where Yates wrote her books, participants will be asked to evaluate their current significance, and to reflect on her ideas about Europe, empire, occult philosophy, academies, architecture, memory, performance, intellectual history, and the place of a scholarly community in the modern world.

Please click here to view the programme.

If you would like to book a ticket to The Herbal Bed (a Rose Theatre Kingston, English Touring Theatre and Royal & Derngate Northampton Production - uncovering the scandal of Shakespeare's daughter) for that evening, please click here.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

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Contact: Prof Richard Wilson


Directions to Rose Theatre, 24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1HL: