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LOOK HERE UPON THIS PICTURE, THEN ON THIS Shakespeare, Art & Music

Hamlet’s demand to his mother, that she hold his dead father’s picture in one hand, and new husband Claudio’s in the other, becomes our cue: Look Here Upon This Picture, Then On This is a weekly opportunity to compare works of art from the world’s great gallery of homage to Shakespeare’s plays. Here, in painting after painting, artists have felt driven to recreate the enduring charisma of the Bard’s most famous characters and so celebrate the dramatic turning-points in the plays which changed lives then and have done so ever since for theatre-goers and have done so ever since for theatre-goers and readers alike. Opera and music will be featured each week too.


O SWEAR NOT BY THE MOON, THE INCONSTANT MOON (Romeo & Juliet)

We are going to have expectations, and they are sure to include youthfulness, balconies, and death. Shakespeare’s play has a cast of two families, but should this most isolated of couples ever be painted in the company of others? Ford Madox Brown and Frederic Leighton have firm views.


Speaker(s):

Mr Graham Fawcett | talks

 

Date and Time:

28 February 2012 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The Course
1 Berkeley Street
London
W1J 8DJ


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THE COURSE
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Tickets:

£40.00

Available from:

info@thecoursestudies.co.uk

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visit www.thecoursestudies.co.uk

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