‘Sounds, and sweet airs’: Shakespeare’s words and music
  • Lower Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University

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Part of 2016 Words and Music Festival: Celebrating Shakespeare

How did music, sound and spectacle interact with poetry in Shakespeare’s theatre and what legacy did he leave? Starting with The Tempest (1611) this talk looks at how Shakespeare inspired future poets, playwrights and the best English composers – Henry Purcell, Thomas Arne, and Thomas Linley (jnr) – in songs, odes and operas.

Date/time: Friday 22 April 2016, 19.00

Running time: 90 mins

Venue: Lower Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University

Tickets info: Free admission

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