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  • Date and time: Saturday 8 June 2024, 3.15pm to 4.15pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

What shipwrecks inspired The Tempest? How can thinking about objects in the world of the play - from the fractured, storm-tossed ship, to magical books and glittering clothing - bring fresh perspectives on the story?

To celebrate the release of a new introduction to The Tempest for Oxford World's Classics, join Lauren Working of the University of York on a voyage to Shakespeare's mysterious island, where everything is enchanting and strange.

Image credit: Jan Huygen van Linschoten, Ships sailing, 1596. John Carter Brown Library / Public Domain.

About the speaker

Dr Lauren Working is a Lecturer in Early Modern Literature at the University of York. Her research focuses on the influence of the Americas and its people on Tudor and Stuart life. Lauren has worked with several museums and archaeological sites to develop ways of using artefacts to reinterpret early modern colonial histories. She is a freelancer for the National Portrait Gallery and a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker. Her new introduction to the The Tempest for Oxford World's Classics is out now.



University of York

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible