25 May 2016 1.00pm — 2.00pm
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)
Emma Smith (Professor of English Literature, Oxford)
DescriptionBen Jonson wrote in 1623 that Shakespeare 'art a Moniment, without a tombe/ And art alive still, while thy Booke doth live'. Centuries later Jorge Luis Borges observed that 'when writers die, they become books', adding, 'which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation'. This lecture considers Shakespeare's First Folio as a literary memorial to Shakespeare, alongside other elegies, epitaphs and responses to the playwright's death.
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