Event held on July 31

The Road to Shakespeare (800AD to 1616)

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Event runs from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Join ADFAS Camden (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies), in this Special Interest Program The Road to Shakespeare (800AD to 1616); given by lecturer Giles Ramsay (The Arts Society). This series of talks takes you on a journey from the resurgence of theatre in Western Europe during the medieval period, through the transformational period of early Tudor drama up to the emergence of the Elizabethan playhouse and the birth of show-business under the actor, playwright and impresario – William Shakespeare. He became one of the wealthiest theatre entrepreneurs of the Elizabethan age. A shrewd businessman, his career coincided with the emergence of the English playhouses and the beginnings of theatre as a commercially viable form of popular entertainment. An independent theatre director and producer who specialises in creating new work with artists in developing countries, Giles Ramsay is also the Founding Director of the charity Developing Artists, a Fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and Course Leader in Theatre at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He has run theatre projects in several countries and given numerous talks for institutions. He combines academic analysis with hands-on experience to bring a unique insight to the world of theatre. Entry Cost Member $45 - Light supper included. Adult $50 - Light supper included.