The Praise of the Red Herring: Thomas Nashe in Great Yarmouth

Event Date: 
05 Oct 2018

A talk by Chales Nicholl

Time and Tide Museum, Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth, NR30

 

The Elizabethan pamphleteer and playwright Thomas Nashe arrived in Great Yarmouth in late 1597, a fugitive from London after his stage comedy was judged to be 'seditious and slanderous'. The product of his stay here was his last and most unique work, Lentern Stuffe, inspired by his gratitude for Yarmouth.

 

In this talk, Nashe's biographer, Charles Nicholl, celebrates the extroardinary linguistic range of Lentern Stuffe, from the journalistic skills used in his description of the town to the exuberant rhapsody on the theme of the red herring which has drawn comparisons with Laurence Sterne and James Joyce.

 

Booking in advance is essential. Please call 01493 743930

 

 

 

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