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Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare Conference

A Morning Conference with a paper by psychoanalyst Jane Cheshire and a discussion with academic David Punter and members of the cast.

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Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Registration from 9.30 am

“There’s a skirmish of wit between them.”
(Act I, Scene I) 

This is the Bridge Foundation’s 14th joint venture with Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf).

Our speakers on 2nd November will be:

Jane Cheshire, a BPC registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist, with thirty years of clinical experience in the Bath/Bristol area.  She has a particular interest in the application of psychoanalytic ideas to cultural facts. She has lectured and taught widely and is a training therapist for Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy and other training organisations. She is also a trustee of the Bridge Foundation.

David Punter, a widely published poet, critic and academic, currently Professor of English at the University of Bristol, with longstanding interests in fields as diverse as metaphor, the passions, psychoanalysis, and the law.

Unfortunately Elizabeth Freestone, director of this stf production is now unable to attend but we are delighted that Jane Cheshire and David Punter will be in conversation with two leading members of  the cast Dorothea Myer-Bennett (Beatrice) and Geoffrey Lumb (Benedick) to explore the development of their roles and extending themes from Jane Cheshire’s paper.

About the production:

Cost of conference ticket £35 (£25 unwaged) (email or book at – small booking fee applies)

You can purchase theatre tickets direct from the Tobacco Factory here.