32 Londoners - A series of 32 talks on famous Londoners on the Coca-Cola London Eye, in association with Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation on 11th June 2015HomeAboutThe London EyeTicketsPress
Catherine Arnold on William Shakespear - Playwright
William Shakespeare - born 1564, Stratford-Upon-AvonClick here for tickets - £40 each

William Shakespeare, England’s greatest dramatist, is the genus loci of London. As a writer he embodied the 'spirit of the place.' A country boy from the forest of Arden who made the world’s greatest city his own, and gave London a starring role in his history plays, with characters ranging from kings to beggars, from Prince Hal to Falstaff, from the hapless Richard II to the wily scheming Richard III. But Shakespeare was no mere historical chronicler; a talented actor as well as a writer, Shakespeare helped to build the Globe theatre and managed the spectacular feat of staying on the right side of Elizabeth I and King James at a time of political unrest.

Catharine Arnold read English at Cambridge and holds a further degree in psychology. She is the author of Globe – Life in Shakespeare’s London and the acclaimed London quartet, Necropolis, London and its Dead, Bedlam London and its Mad, City of Sin and Underworld, City of Crime, all published by Simon & Schuster.

8:30pm - Guests to arrive in the the 32 Londoners' departure lounge in County Hall's Riverside Rooms. Music and entertainment will be provided free of charge. Please use this time to find your group. Hosts will be holding signs of the Londoner who is the subject of each of talk.
8:45 pm - First embarkation. Complimentary drinks will be served in your capsule.
9:50 pm - Last disembarkation. Please return to the 32 Londoners' Lounge for more entertainment.
11:00 pm - Lounge closes.

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