Oliver Ford Davies Shakespeare Fathers and Daughters

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP

Thursday, June 15th
6.00pm: Doors open with complimentary drinks served in our beautiful Conservatory
6.30pm: Oliver and Abigail interview, followed by Q&A
7.30pm: Ends
*All tickets include complimentary wine and drinks. Contact us with any questions about this event. 
Bloomsbury Institute
Bloomsbury Institute London

Join us for an evening with renown actor and author Oliver Ford Davies on Thursday, June 15th, as we explore: Exactly how obsessed was Shakespeare with the relationship between father and daughter…?

Judging by his complete works, where it is explored in every shade and more than 20 unique relationships, from Titus Andronicus to The Tempest, it was an obsession that played out again and again in his stories. But why?
In this exclusive event, Oliver Ford Davies talks to Dr Abigail Rokison-Woodall, of The Shakespeare Institute, about his new book Shakespeare's Fathers and Daughters in what promisses to be a frank and lively discussion of fathers and daughters in the Bard’s writing, relating it to the little we know of his own two daughters, and sheds new light on his exploration of the family that so dominated his approach to drama.
Book your ticket now to be there for this fascinating discussion between Oliver and Abigail. Tickets are £15/£7 students/concessions and include a free drinks reception before the talk, and the opportunity to have your copy of Shakespeare's Fathers and Daughters signed by Oliver.
We hope to see you there!

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Shakespeare Fathers and Daughters

Abigail Rokison-Woodall began her career as a professional actor, training at LAMDA. She completed her PhD at Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in 2006 and became a lecturer in Drama and English in the Education Faculty in Cambridge.  Abigail is a former Chair of the trustees of the British Shakespeare Association. And now is Lecturer in Shakespeare and Theatre at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham.  Abigail has written a number of journal articles and chapters on Shakespeare and other drama. Her first monograph, Shakespearean Verse Speaking, was published in 2010 by Cambridge University Press, and won the inaugural Shakespeare’s Globe first book award. Her second book – Shakespeare for Young People – was published by Bloomsbury Arden in 2013. Abigail has recently completed another book for Bloomsbury Arden entitled Shakespeare in the Theatre: Nicholas Hytner.  She is the co-general editor with Michael Dobson and Simon Russell Beale of a new series of Arden Performance Editions of Shakespeare’s plays for which she is editing A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet.  

After attaining a D Phil at Oxford University Oliver Ford Davies became a history lecturer at Edinburgh University 1964-66.  In 1967 he became an actor, starting at the Birmingham Rep.  

Since 1975 he has appeared in over thirty productions for the RSC, most recently in Henry V, Richard II and Hamlet. At the National Theatre he won an Olivier Best Actor award for David Hare’s Racing Demon, and has appeared recently in Galileo, St Joan and Much Ado About Nothing. At the Almeida Theatre he played King Lear in 2002.

His many television appearances include five series of Kavanagh QC, David Copperfield, guest leads in Poirot, Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders, and most recently Game of Thrones and Catastrophe. Films include Star Wars 1,2 & 3, Johnny English, Mrs Brown, The Mother , Sense & Sensibility and Atonement.

Publications include Playing Lear, Performing Shakespeare and his play King Cromwell.

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