Acclaimed author Marina Warner, will give a lecture on Friday 21st April at 4pm at the University of Birmingham’s Shakespeare Institute, as part of the celebrations in Stratford to mark Shakespeare’s birthday.

Marina Warner is a prize winning writer of fiction, criticism and history as well as Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. Her works include the novels The Leto Bundle, Wonder Tales: Six Tales of Enchantment, Indigo and The Skating Party. She also writes short stories as well as studies of female myths and symbols.

She was born in 1946 of an Italian mother and an English father who was a bookseller. She was educated in Cairo, Brussels, Berkshire and at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

The event is sponsored by the Shakespeare Institute and The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the title of the lecture is 'This is the very coinage of your brain’ : unseen presences, bodiless creations (in Hamlet and other plays).

The lecture is open to the public, is free of charge and takes place at the Shakespeare Institute, Mason Croft, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.


For further information

Kate Chapple, Press Officer, University of Birmingham, tel 0121 414 2772 or 07789 921164.