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Thursday, 29 August 2013
Shakespeare's Scotland: 25th September
To coincide with Perth Theatre’s
production of Macbeth, on the evening
of Wednesday 25 September, the Royal
Scottish Geographical Society will be putting on an informal display from its
extensive collections of these splendid early maps of Scotland, together with others
of the same period, and drawing particular attention to those geographical
localities named by Shakespeare in his play.
Wilkes, one of the joint authors of the recently-published, much-acclaimed ‘Scotland: Mapping the Nation’ and
Convener of RSGS’s Collections & Information Committee, will be present to
guide visitors through this special display and to point out items of interest about
the maps. She will be accompanied by
Tony Simpson, a member of RSGS’s Collections Team, who has produced a sequence
of detailed Powerpoint images focusing on the places which have particular association
with Shakespeare’s Macbeth: Forres,
Darnaway, Cawdor, Inverness, Glamis, Macduff’s Castle by East Wemyss, Birnam
and of course Dunsinane.
special evening will run from 17.30 – 18.30hrs and take place at the Society’s
Headquarters, Lord John Murray’s House, 15 - 19 North Port.
Tickets are £5. Places are limited. Please book by contacting 01738 455050 or firstname.lastname@example.org