FRANCES YATES: THE ART OF MEMORY
ROSE THEATRE: KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES
SATURDAY APRIL 30 2016
The great Renaissance and Shakespeare scholar Frances Yates lived for over half a century in Kingston-upon-Thames, and to mark the 50th anniversary of her great book The Art of Memory, Kingston Shakespeare Seminar will host a one-day conference on her life and work at the Rose Theatre: a playhouse inspired by her theories of the ‘memory theatre’ and the ‘theatre of the world’. Close to where Yates wrote her books, a range of international scholars will evaluate their enduring influence, and reflect on her ideas about memory, Europe, empire, occult philosophy, academies, architecture, performance, intellectual history, and the place of a scholarly community in the modern world.
*not provided but please see map for local cafes and eateries on the day
**tickets can be purchased from The Rose Box Office or www.rosethreatrekingston.org in advance
Please register for this free event by visiting: www.francesyates.eventbrite.co.uk