Lowell Lecture

Peter Whitfield: Mapping Shakespeare

Date & Time

Oct. 19, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Boston Public Library - Abbey Room
700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116
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Peter Whitfield

Presenting Organization

Boston Public Library




Programs (programs@bpl.org, 617.859.2382)

Whitfield has written several map-related books, all published by the British Library, including The Image of the World: 20 Centuries of World Maps (1994), The Mapping of the Heavens (1995), The Charting of the Oceans: Ten Centuries of Maritime Maps (1996), and New Found Lands: Maps in the History of Exploration (1998). Whitfield will discuss his latest book Mapping Shakespeare’s World (2015), and how Shakespeare never set a play directly in Elizabethan London which he and his audience inhabited, but always in places remote in space or time. The locations of Shakespeare’s plays range from Greece and Turkey to England, and they range in time from 1000 BC to the early Tudor age.