Kingston Shakespeare Seminar at Garrick’s Temple

Temple Hegel and Shakespeare event (from Bates)

The Temple at dusk. Picture by Jennifer Ann Bates.

David Garrick built his Shakespeare Temple beside the Thames at Hampton in 1755 as a shrine, where the foremost thinkers of the age would come together to worship the Bard. Now the Kingston Shakespeare Seminar is realizing the great actor’s vision, with a series of Saturday symposia on Shakespeare and philosophy. Each of these events will feature talks by leading philosophers and Shakespeare experts, tea in the riverside garden designed by Capability Brown, and a professional concert of period music.

David Garrick bust

The goal of these symposia is to help support the Temple by organising  quality events. Everything is done on a volunteer basis, even the speakers who come at their own cost and donate their time and expertise. All proceeds of the events go to the Temple.

The symposia are a collaboration between Kingston Shakespeare, Garrick’s Temple, Loki music and Chantal Schütz.

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