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Tuesday
21
NOV

Shakespeare Festival Reads: Shakespeare and the Countess

19:00
20:30

Left Bank Books

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Join Shakespeare Festival Reads (left-bank.com/shakespeare-festival-reads-0) for a reading group discussion of "Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe" by Chris Laoutaris!

In November 1596, a woman signed a document that would nearly destroy the career of William Shakespeare. Who was this woman who played such an instrumental, yet little known, role in Shakespeare's life? Never far from controversy when she was alive—she sparked numerous riots and indulged in acts of breaking-and-entering, bribery, blackmail, kidnapping and armed combat—Lady Elizabeth Russell, the self-styled Dowager Countess of Bedford, has been edited out of public memory, yet the chain of events she set in motion would make Shakespeare the legendary figure we all know today.

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