Ghosts have haunted literary history from Homer’s Odyssey through Shakespeare and Dickens to MR James and Stephen King. But are ghosts and spooks static or do they evolve? What forbidden, but familiar landscapes do these fearful and uncanny entities roam? Everybody knows the ghost of Hamlet’s father in Hamlet and Banquo in Macbeth, but our ideas of ghosts have changed over time and the phantoms of Shakespeare dwell in a world very different from the eighteenth century gothic ghost which, in turn, haunts a world far removed from the Edwardian spectre.
Why did our idea of ghosts change so dramatically and what historical and artistic factors made the difference? Join Clive Bloom on a ghost hunt through the ages from Hamlet to psychic researcher Harry Price and from Price to the eerie Neolithic mounds of Britain and the terrors of the uncanny body. Night is almost here!
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Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.2021-10-30 13:30 2021-10-30 13:30 Europe/London A Spectral History of Weird and Uncanny Beings A ghost hunt through the ages from Hamlet to psychic researcher Harry Price and from Price to the eerie Neolithic mounds of Britain and the terrors of the uncanny body. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/30/a-spectral-history-of-weird-and-uncanny-beings-274210 Brompton Cemetery,Fulham Road,,London