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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams to give Shakespeare lecture in Stratford

THE former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will deliver the annual Friends of Shakespeare’s Church lecture next month.

The group described Dr Williams, who master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, “as one of the greatest spiritual and church leaders of our time” as well as a huge fan of Shakespeare.

His lecture, entitled Good Kings, Bad Kings: Shakespeare on Power and Authority, will look at some of Shakespeare’s examples of good and bad governing and asks what might we learn from him about political ethics?

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.

It will take place on Thursday 12th October at 7.30pm, in Holy Trinity Church.

Vice-chair of the friends, Dr Diana Owen, said: “Shakespeare wrote often about royal authority and what makes a good or a bad ruler. We are all looking forward to Rowan Williams’s unique and valuable insights, and are truly honoured that he has accepted our invitation to give our annual lecture. It promises to be a truly special occasion.”

For more information and to buy tickets, £15 in advance, visitwww.shakespeareschurch.co.uk/events

All proceeds will go to support the Friends of Shakespeare’s Church.

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