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Disappointing Shakespeare connection to Lynn guildhall refuted, Lynn News letters

In my former role as heritage champion and chair of the working group for the future of the Guildhall, I produced a short paper on Shakespeare in Lynn, which was discussed by all members of the group.

I believe there has been more recent research by the eminent Shakespearean scholar Matthew Woodcock, and to dismiss this is doing a disservice to academics, historians and the people of Lynn.

King's Lynn Arts Centre - St George's Guildhall (6468321)
King's Lynn Arts Centre - St George's Guildhall (6468321)

Not only would the town benefit financially from tourism and regeneration, but a Shakespeare connection cannot be underestimated internationally.

After all , the memory of the Bard appearing must have remained in local folk memory, as the pub next door was named The Shakespeare’s Head in the 1700s.

You could say that all this is “much ado about nothing” but I would not rule out an ensuing “Tempest”.

Avril Wright


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