Shakespeare Poetry Day

Thursday 23rd October 2014, 10 am-5 pm

Drama Studio, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

10.00 Venus and Adonis: Raphael Lyne and Subha Mukherji

11.20 Lucrece: Hester Lees-Jeffries, with Sarah Howe, Lucy Razzall, and Jane Partner
13.20 Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Gavin Alexander, with Sarah Howe, John Kerrigan, Angela Leighton, Sophie Read, and Jason Scott-Warren
16.00 A Lover’s Complaint: Sophie Read

16.20 ‘The Phoenix and Turtle’ and the songs from the plays: Jason Scott-Warren and others

Dr Gavin Alexander leads a group of lecturers from the Cambridge Faculty of English who will read aloud Shakespeare’s complete poetry to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.

Shakespeare’s plays are performed every day throughout the world. His poems are read everywhere too; but usually in silence. We aim to bring Shakespeare’s non-dramatic verse to audible life in a day of readings of all of his poems and songs, performed in the Drama Studio of the Faculty of English at Cambridge, and broadcast live online.

You can come and go throughout the day. You can also tune in online at any time. Further information and link to the live audio relay at