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Talk, Wed 1 Feb 2017


IP13 9EY


We are thrilled to welcome back Benet Brandreth, who last appeared in the College Theatre in 2012 to perform his one man show, The Brandreth Papers, to FramSoc prior to its highly acclaimed sell-out productions at the Edinburgh Festival and the Soho Theatre. Benet returns with his latest work, Shakespeare and His Women, which explores, in inimitable Brandreth style, how a glove maker’s son from a small town in the middle of England came to be the greatest master of the English Language ever known. In an utterly entertaining hour, Benet, rhetoric coach to The Royal Shakespeare Company, will draw on his deep knowledge of Shakespeare, his plays and his language to determine how Shakespeare became Shakespeare. The mothers, the wives, the scoundrels, the players, the Popes, the courtesans, the myriad of fascinating figures and events of Elizabethan England and Italy are all traversed in this wonderfully witty and informative hour.
Benet Brandreth is a London based barrister specialising in Intellectual Property rights. He is also a novelist and an actor, who in 2005 was appointed as the Rhetoric Coach to The Royal Shakespeare Company. Indeed, Benet has been involved in rhetoric for over 20 years; whether it is debating, rabble-rousing, after-dinner speaking or court-room advocacy, Benet has done it all. More than that – he’s won prizes for it having twice been the World Public Speaking Champion.

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Wed 1 Feb 2017
7.30pm - Book a ticket in advance via reception.



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