Bankside playhouses reconstruction by Faith Vardy (c) MOLA

World Shakespeare Congress 2016

31.07.2016 to 06.08.2016

Stratford and London

The 2016 World Shakespeare Congress – four hundred years after the playwright’s death – is set to celebrate Shakespeare’s memory and the global cultural legacy of his works. Uniquely, ambitiously, fittingly, this quatercentenary World Congress will be based in not just one but two locations: in Shakespeare’s birthplace, and final resting-place, Stratford-upon-Avon; and in the city where he made his name and where his genius flourished - London.

The 2016 hosts – in Stratford, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute; in London, Shakespeare’s Globe and the London Shakespeare Centre, King’s College London – look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world to share in a range of cultural and intellectual opportunities in the places where Shakespeare was born, acted, wrote and died.

MOLA Shakespeare expert, Julian Bowsher, is speaking in a seminar on the 5 August at 15.45 on Paratheatrical entertainments in Shakespeare’s London and London’s Shakespeare.