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Join us for the 2019 Annual Milton Lecture at Mercers’ Hall on Wed 27th February, from 6pm.

This year’s guest speaker is Dr. Farah Karim-Cooper, Director of Education and Research at the Shakespeare Globe Trust and Visiting Research Fellow at Kings College London.

Milton’s work is full of dramatic potential.  Quite apart from his youthful masque Comus, written for the stage, his epic poem Paradise Lost is also a gift for speech writers.  Dr Karim-Cooper will explore ways in which Milton uses gesture to unlock the performance potential of his characters and text.

There will be a drinks reception afterwards, generously hosted by the Mercers’ Company.  The event is organised by the Friends of Milton’s Cottage with all proceeds supporting Milton’s Cottage.

Reservations are essential.  Please contact Keith Sugden, Chair of the Friends of Milton’s Cottage, on 01895 831774 or keith@hughhighley.org.uk to book your place.