Dr Tom Walsh Lecture

Shakespeare's Rough Magic 
by Patrick Spottiswoode

In 2022, the Dr Tom Walsh Lecture is presented by Patrick Spottiswoode, Founder, Globe Education and Senior Research Fellow at Shakespeare's Globe.

Patrick will explore how Shakespeare both mocked and championed the roughness of the English language at a time when it had little currency beyond Dover.  He will also suggest that while Shakespeare’s rough magic aroused the censure of a few, it was the very roughness of his art that would excite the imagination of many 18th and 19th century European theatre makers, painters and composers, such as Fromental Halévy.

We are grateful for the ongoing sponsorship of the Lecture by Victoria Walsh Hamer who is the daughter of Wexford Festival Opera Founder, Dr Tom Walsh.