Shakespeare and magic


Västerås, Saturday 17 November 2018, 2 p.m.

Ruby Jand

‘This rough magic’

In Shakespeare’s world witches were feared and consulted. Sorcery was punishable, sometimes by death. For many in Shakespeare’s audience, the magic in his plays was not theatrical tricks, but reality. In this talk Ruby Jand (the alter ego of Rhuddem Gwelin, author of The Merlin Chronicles) will explore the curses, the witches, the magic of Shakespeare and his time.

Ruby will also read excerpts from her alter ego Rhuddem Gwelin’s soon-to-be-released An Isle Full of Noises – the Merlin Chronicles Volume 3 in which Shakespeare meets Merlin.

Rhuddem will be participating on the panel ‘Historia i fantastik’.