Thomas Nashe Lenten Stuff

FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER, 18-00–19:30

Anna Brass, Andrew Hadfield (Sussex), Jennifer Richards (Newcastle) and Kate De Rycker (Newcastle)

In 1597, the Elizabethan polemical prose writer and contemporary of Shakespeare, Thomas Nashe, fled to Great Yarmouth after a play he co-wrote with Ben Jonson led to the closure of all London theatres. The Thomas Nashe Project team, three of whose members will participate in this event, have been awarded five years of funding to edit the complete works of Nashe. Anna Brass (BSR Sainsbury Scholar in Painting and Sculpture 2018-19) was commissioned to produce a film representing this difficult period in Nashe’s life.

Join us at this event for a screening of the film and discussion of the project to celebrate a successful collaboration between the humanities and fine arts.

This event is part of the Being Human festival, led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy. For further information please see

This event will be held at the Kenneth Clarke Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London, WC2R 0RN.

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