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Find out what Shakespeare was really like at Stratford event with Prof Sir Stanley Wells

AN event in Stratford is promising a fresh insight into the real Shakespeare.

‘What Was Shakespeare Really Like?’ marks the publication of a book with the same title by Prof Sir Stanley Wells, one of the world’s leading Shakespeare scholars.

In the week of its publication, Sir Stanley will be in conversation with Paul Edmondson, of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

Professor Sir Stanley Wells.
Professor Sir Stanley Wells.

In his book Sir Stanley examines some big questions about the poet and dramatist, such as how did he think, feel and work? What were his personal relationships like? What ‘manner of man’ was he? And what made him laugh?

Mr Edmondson said: What Was Shakespeare Really Like? raises questions that few would dare to answer. But Sir Stanley can, and he’s not afraid to do so, because of his lifetime of friendship with Shakespeare. If anyone can shed more light onto Shake-speare’s inner life, it’s Sir Stanley.”

The book includes a foreword by Stephen Fry, who wrote: “Actors, directors, producers, lecturers, teachers, students and all who want to know and understand more will hug this book to them.”

What was Shakespeare Really Like?
What was Shakespeare Really Like?

‘What Was Shakespeare Really Like?’ is on Thursday, 21st September at 7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church. Tickets £5 from www.shakespeares church. co.uk/events. All proceeds to support Friends of Shakespeare’s Church.

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