If you’ve enjoyed Shakespeare on the stage, why not find out how his drama made it on to the page? Enjoy a hands-on printing workshop with experts from the University of York. You will explore the processes by which Shakespeare’s plays made it in to print, and hand-print your own unique Shakespearean souvenir.
Professor Helen Smith, Head of the Department of English and Related Literature, will explore the sometimes vexed ways in which Shakespeare’s plays became books, and offer revealing insights into some of the unexpected, entertaining, or just plain puzzling things that happened to Shakespeare’s plays and poems in the printing house. But don’t expect to just settle back and enjoy the lecture – this is a practical workshop, housed at Thin Ice Press, the department’s on-site printing studio, where you will be getting to grips with type, ink, rollers, and all the terminology of the printing house in order to produce a unique Shakespeare print to take home.
Tickets £65 / £55 concessions (includes a light lunch, tea/coffee and all materials you need)
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