Poet-psychogeographer Niall McDevitt commemorates the month of Shakespeare’s birth and death with his much imitated but never equalled walk THE SQUARE MILE SHAKESPEARE.
McDevitt proves that you don’t have to go to Stratford-on-Avon, or Bankside, to explore the buskined footprint of poet who has posthumously won the mantle of the finest writer available to humanity.
Following the most up-to-date scholarly research, The Square Mile Shakespeare teaches not only how to differentiate between the Middlesex and Surrey Shakespeare but also the Elizabethan and Jacobean Shakespeare, culminating in the story of Shakespeare’s lodging with a Huguenot family in the now disappeared Silver Street. Not only was this the address where Shakespeare lived through the succession, but also where he composed Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. McDevitt has located the site to an underground carpark in London Wall.
Under a beautiful marble statue of the First Folio, McDevitt will argue that Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare, dismissing the Marlowe theory as ‘cobblers’, the Bacon theory as ‘not kosher’, and the Oxford theory as ‘food for worms’.
Meeting outside Blackfriars Station (north entrance) on Sun 28 April at 2pm. The walk will last approx. two and a half hours . We will process to the Sir John Oldcastle pub for a well-earned cup of sack. £10