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Shakespeare at Christmas

Shakespeare at Christmas – Measure for Measure

Leadership, justice and morality are themes explored in Shakespeare’s topical play, Measure for Measure.

Vincentio, duke of Vienna, realises his lax rulership has begun to bear fruit with moral and social corruption rife in the state.  He deputises the righteous Lord Angelo to govern in his place and then, disguised as a friar, he sets out to discover the real extent of corruption and depravity and to intervene in the troubled lives of his subjects.  Thus, Shakespeare, in his inimitable way, “holds up a mirror to nature” allowing us to see both our own foibles and those of society at large.  During the three days, time will be spent reading the play, understanding the content and watching videos of the key scenes.

Why not join other students in the relaxing and homely environment of Brinscall Hall over the Christmas period.  We have been running this popular event for over 25 years now and many students return again and again to be inspired by Shakespeare’s words.

The charge for the three days is £40 which includes lunch and refreshments.  The charge for a single day’s attendance is £15.  The study days commence at 9.30 am and finish around 4.30 pm each day.  It would be helpful to bring a copy of Measure for Measure.

Accommodation is available at the Hall on the 27th, 28th and 29th December at £10 per night per person.  Please indicate that you will be staying over when booking.

If you decide to stay over at the Hall, for the evening meal there are a number of good local restaurants, and after dinner there will be the option of watching Michael Green’s superb series ‘In Search of Shakespeare’.  Or you may just wish to enjoy relaxing conversation around the fire.


December 28 2018


Start: 28th December 2018 @ 9:00 am
End: 30th December 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Cost: £15 – £40
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Brinscall Hall

Dick Lane, Brinscall
Chorley, Lancashire PR6 8QL United Kingdom

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0800 803 0799

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  • Come for one, two or all three days
  • 9:00am for a 9:30am start
  • Lunch and refreshments included


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