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Shakespeare in Philosophy symposia 2019 at Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare, Hampton (London)

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 realising the great actor’s vision, with a series of symposia on Shakespeare in Philosophy.

The programme for 2019 is as follows:

Saturday April 6: Walter Benjamin and Shakespeare
Saturday June 22: Ernst Kantorowicz and Shakespeare
Saturday September 7: Hannah Arendt and Shakespeare

The first of the 2019 symposia focuses on Walter Benjamin. The speakers are:

Howard Caygill (Kingston University)
Jessica Chiba (Royal Holloway University of London)
Hyowon Cho (New York University)
Philip Lorenz (Cornell University)
Julia Ng (Goldsmith’s University of London)
Bjorn Quiring (Trinity College Dublin)

The Temple events, open to all, will include 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.

Tickets are £20, all profits go to supporting the Temple.
Book your tickets at: benjaminandshakespeare.eventbrite.co.uk
More information and directions available at the event website