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Arrested Development: Bruegel’s Children, Clowns and Fooling Around on the Tudor Stage

2 December, 2019 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

To be presented by Professor Greg Walker FRHS FEA FSA FRSE
Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh.

Sponsored by Loughborough University.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder – Children’s Games

What did Tudor audiences find funny, and why? Taking inspiration from the Bruegel painting known in English as Children’s Games, the talk will look at the ways in which children’s movements as represented in that painting can help us to understand important aspects of clowns in plays such Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice, and even suggest something about King Lear.

The lecture will be held in the New Walk Museum:

New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk, Leicester LE1 7EA

New Walk Museum, 53 New Walk
Leicester, LE1 7EA United Kingdom
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