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Kingston Shakespeare Seminar: Lacan and Shakespeare symposium

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Time: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Garrick's Temple, Hampton, Middlesex
Price: £20

Kingston Shakespeare Seminar: Lacan and Shakespeare symposium

David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755 as a place where ‘the thinkers of the world' would meet to reflect on the plays. He hoped Voltaire would come. Now the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar is realizing the great actor's vision, with a series of symposia on Shakespeare in Philosophy. Each of these Saturday events features talks by leading philosophers and Shakespeare scholars, coffee and tea in the riverside garden designed by Capability Brown, and lunch at the historic Bell Inn. An optional extra will be a professional concert of themed music.

Catherine Belsey, Matthew Biberman, Peter Buse, Penny Georgiou, Will Greenshields and Scott Wilson

The evening concert will be of music on the theme of love and desire, including Debussy's ‘Syrinx' and ‘Bid Adieu', the only known composition of James Joyce.

Tickets for the concert are £12 and can be bought on the night or by emailing

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Richard Wilson


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