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Ways with words – Lucy Beckett – Comedy

Prices Price
Full £15, Under 25 £7.50, Ryedale 500 £1.00

16th July

4:00pm

Ampleforth College Performing Arts Centre, Ampleforth, YO62 4ER

www.ryedalefestival.com

box.office@ryedalefestival.com
01751 475777

Comedy, like much else in our literary tradition, was invented in Athens in the 5th century BC. This talk will trace its history from Greece to Rome and onwards to a variety of great works of art, from Shakespeare to Mozart, Wagner to P.G. Wodehouse.

Lucy Beckett lives in Yorkshire and was educated at Cambridge University. For many years she was a professor of literature at Ampleforth Abbey. Her books include In the Light of Christ, a comprehensive study of the Western literary tradition; The Time before You Die, a novel about the English Reformation; and A Postcard from the Volcano. These have been warmly praised on both sides of the Atlantic. She is married and has four children.

This is one of 55 events forming the Ryedale Summer Festival 2018.

www.ryedalefestival.com

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