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Public lecture, Spring 2020

“The German love affair with Shakespeare”


Wednesday 13 May, 7.15 pm (doors open 7pm)

Free Admission


In the Council Chamber, Borough Council Offices, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB 


Speaker: Dr Ben Schofield, Head of German, King’s College London


Last updated: February 12, 2020

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Dr Schofield will explain why the Germans love Shakespeare so much they (almost) think of him a one of their own. 

Do stay for a glass of wine afterwards.

Ben Schofield has worked with the Globe Theatre.

Ben is a lively and entertaining speaker. He is Reader in German and Co-Director of the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London. 

He originally studied German and Dutch at the University of Cambridge, then Germanic Studies at the University of Sheffield, doing research at the Universities of Munich, Berlin and Passau (in Germany), and the University of Utrecht (in the Netherlands).  At one time he was simultaneously Lecturer in German at London University and Lecturer in Dutch at Cambridge, before joining KCL in 2008.

His areas of research include German theatre practice and the cultural relationship (or love affair) between Germany and Shakespeare.

For more info see Ben’s KCL web-page.


Register at https://germanloveaffairshakespeare.eventbrite.co.uk/ so we can reserve a place (and a glass of wine) for you, or just turn up on the night.