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Hugh Ross

Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year

Allie Esiri, Gina Bellman, Samuel West, Diana Quick and Hugh Ross

Sunday, 29 March 2020

4:00pm

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£10

Take a journey through the year with Shakespeare. Join poetry’s powerhouse Allie Esiri and special guests including actors Samuel West, Gina Bellman, and Diana Quick for a delightful and unique celebration of the greatest writer in the English language.

Based on Allie’s latest glorious anthology, Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year, the event will feature readings by actors from Shakespeare’s work, including best-loved classics and less well-known extracts. There will also be insightful introductions and discussion.  An unmissable event for anybody who loves Shakespeare, and a superb introduction to his poetry for young people.

Esiri is a former actress now turned writer. Her poetry anthologies include iF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility, The Love Book, A Poem for Every Night of the Year and A Poem for Every Day of the Year. Bellman is known for her portrayal of Jane in the critically acclaimed award-winning BBC comedy series Coupling.

West’s stage roles include Richard II and Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Valentine in the first production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia at the National Theatre. His television work includes W1A, The Hollow Crown II, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Cambridge Spies and four series of Mr Selfridge.

Bellman is known for her role as Jane in the BBC comedy series Coupling. She has also been seen in Ripper Street, Waking the Dead, Jonathan Creek and Only Fools and Horses. She has played many roles at the National Theatre including in The Crucible.

Quick’s television credits include Brideshead Revisted, The Missing and The Death of Stalin. She has played Shakespeare’s Cressida at the National Theatre and Gertrude at the Royal Shakespeare Company and was the first female president of Oxford University Dramatic Society.

Ross is known for television and screen roles in Poirot, Absolutely Fabulous, the Sharpe series, Sunset Song, Patriot Games and Charlotte Gray. He has also played many roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. All facilities generously donated to the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Sloane Club Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd