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November 12
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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A Melbourne CBD Location

Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays The Rent

Non Fiction Forum

Hosted by:
Peter Lamell
Nicola Burgess

November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Britain’s greatest Shakespearean actor reveals her secrets in a series of intimate conversations.

Taking a curtain call with a live snake in her wig; cavorting naked through the countryside painted green; acting opposite a child with a pumpkin on his head… these are just a few things Dame Judi Dench has done in the name of Shakespeare.

In this book, Shakespeare: The Man Who Pays The Rent, Judi opens up about every Shakespearean role she has played throughout her seven-decade career. In a series of conversations with actor/director Brendan O’Hea, she guides us through Shakespeare’s plays with incisive clarity, revealing the secrets behind her rehearsal process and vignettes of her creative partnerships, all told with her mischievous sense of humour and a peppering of hilarious anecdotes.

For a more informed discussion please read the book before the event. The enjoyment of participating in these intimate member-only discussions is that everyone who attends gets to comment on the book we’ve read, exchange ideas with fellow readers and share their perspectives.

For our final Non Fiction Forum for the year we’ll be heading to a fabulous venue where we can raise a glass, reflect on what we’ve read over the past months and share our ideas for those great non fiction books coming out in 2025.

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