SHAKESPEARE’S DARK LADY, AND THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE – THE NIALL MCDEVITT LONDON POETRY WALKS THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT
Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt commemorates the month of Shakespeare’s birth and death with his much imitated but never equaled walk THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE.
McDevitt proves that you don’t have to go to Stratford-on-Avon or Bankside to follow the trail of our finest writer. We are taught about the messy London in which he lived, about the Elizabethan and the Jacobean Shakespeare, the cautious, wise, and almost neurotic man beyond the plays, as well as his very specific place within the city’s society during his lifetime.
Under a beautiful marble statue of the First Folio, McDevitt will argue that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare, dismissing the Marlowe theory as ‘cobblers’ and the Bacon theory as ‘not kosher’.
Meeting outside Blackfriars Station (north entrance) on Sat 7, Sat 14, Sat 21 and Sat 28 April at 2pm. The walk will last approx. two hours and finish at Barbican.