William Shakespeare: His Life, Times & Works

This year is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Hawkesbury Library Service is ready to commemorate! While most of us are familiar with some of his works, what do we actually know about Shakespeare the man?

Come along to a free talk on Tuesday, 26 July from 4-5pm and find out how influential Shakespeare’s family background was in forming ‘Shakespeare the playwright’ and what impacts the social, political and theatrical times had on him and his work.

The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Kim Ford expects there to be plenty of interest in the talk.

“William Shakespeare has left a legacy of plays including Othello, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet as well as poems,” Mayor Ford said.

“Many of his writing and sayings continue to be every day phrases, such as ‘Much Ado About Nothing’,
‘fancy free’ and ‘Jealousy is the green-eyed monster’.

“Shakespeare’s universal themes of love, sorrow, revenge and comedy continue to attract audiences around the world and to know more about his personal life will certainly make for an interesting talk.”

The talk will be held at Hawkesbury Central Library, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street Windsor. Bookings are essential. Call (02) 4560 4460 or email programs@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au with your name(s), contact number and the event you wish to attend.