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Lady Clare Asquith published her acclaimed book ‘Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare’ in 2005, a study of how Shakespeare secretly addressed the most profound political issues of his day, and how his plays embody a hidden history of England. In this fascinating talk she leads us into this hidden world. With precision and scholarship supported by examples from the texts, we begin to understand something of the terror and sadness in which our Elizabethan forebears lived, a world in which drama was one of the very few mediums which gave the possibility of an outward expression of an interior faith, if one knew how to listen.
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