Festive Shakespeare

Posted on 19th December 2016

Dr Graham Atkin couldn’t resist sneaking in another Shakespeare event before the close of the year marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Once again, he engaged the services of Kerrianne Maloney and Natalie Webster:

“On the heels of ‘Staging Shakespeare’, Graham immediately asked us to partake in ‘Shakexmas in the Chapel’, a series of Shakespeare readings about the festive period. We soon learned that Shakespeare does not write much about Christmas!

However, there is plenty of discussion of the winter period, food, drink and excess, allowing us to reflect more broadly on the most wonderful time of the year. Many guest speakers also took part including Dr Eileen Pollard, Dr Melissa Fegan [both from the English department], Dr Robert Evans [Theology & Religious Studies], the Chester Town Crier David Mitchell, and many more. There were songs, sonnets, speeches, wine and, of course, mince pies!”