On Wednesday 24th October the British Museum will be hosting a forum, organised jointly with The Guardian, on 'The drama of nation building: did Shakespeare change the course of history?'
The event accompanies the British Museum exhibition Shakespeare: Staging the World.
It will follow on from a seminar of the UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges at 4.30pm on the same day, in Foster Court 114, where the exhibition will be introduced and discussed by Dora Thornton, one of its curators. This seminar is free and open to all. Please see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/find-us/
for maps and directions.
Doors open at the British Museum at 7pm for a private view of the exhibition, followed at 8pm by the forum. The chair will be the writer and broadcaster Jon Snow, and the speakers will be Neil MacGregor (director of the British Museum), Lord Falconer (chair of Shakespeare's Globe), Helen Hackett (of UCL English Department), the novelist Kamila Shamsie, and Roxana Silbert of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Booking details for the British Museum forum are on the flier. The standard ticket price is £15 (to include a glass of wine, a viewing of the exhibition and the debate itself) but if you are a student you can book by phone, mentioning your student status, and get a ticket for £12.