Peter Dawkins: The Light Twin talk available online

A video of the concluding part of Peter Dawkins’ lecture series on the ‘twin’ Shakespeare monuments at Wilton House and Westminster Abbey is now available to watch online. 

In these talks, Peter Dawkins discusses the two famous 18th century memorials that were created in memory of Shakespeare. Both Shakespeare memorials were designed by William Kent and sculpted by Peter Scheemakers. The first was created for the nation, to stand in Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey; the second was made for the Earls of Pembroke, to stand in Wilton House, Salisbury. Although similar to each other, the differences are striking and meaningful, relating to each other like twins – a key theme of the Shakespeare works and Francis Bacon’s philosophy.

To watch the concluding part of this talk, on the ‘Light Twin’ at Westminster Abbey, click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bGfpjVbA2E

To watch the first part of the talk, on the ‘Dark Twin’ of Wilton House, originally published online in December 2016, click here: https://youtu.be/5VBuepP3n80