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Reimagining Shakespeare with Jeanette Winterson in Bath

Tuesday 29th September 2015

  • Venue St Swithin's Church, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LY
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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A baby is abandoned, and found.  A man rich in wealth, finds himself poor in love – frustrated by jealousy and paranoia.  In a strange new land, a boy and a girl meet and fall in love.

For Hogarth’s Shakespeare project, Jeanette Winterson is reimagining The Winter’s Tale. But for Winterson this isn’t new territory – this is a play that has been a source of inspiration for the writer for many years.  Readers familiar with Winterson, perhaps from 1985’s hugely influential Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, will know that ideas of family and betrayal are at the heart of her work.  Yet, despite the darkness of her themes, she writes with sharp humour and emotional honesty: The Gap of Time promises similar complexity.

We are incredibly excited to welcome her back to Bath – do join us for an evening with one of Britain’s most enduringly popular, and challenging, authors.