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This Thursday (1 Dec) – Keats, Kean and the Tragedy of Jane Porter’s Switzerland

Monday, 28 November, 2011

John Keats

Keats’ house in Hampstead (which is managed by the City of London Corporation) is the venue for many types of events and exhibitions. This Thursday, 1 December, at 7pm there’s a lecture titled: Keats, Kean and the Tragedy of Jane Porter’s Switzerland.

Jane Porter, though her name is hardly known these days, was one of the most popular novelists of the nineteenth century. She shared with Keats a dangerous fascination with the most significant actor of their era, Edmund Kean.

Tickets are £6.00. Keats’ House, the house where he lived from 1818 to 1820 and wrote his Ode to a Nightingale, is just outside Hampstead overground station.

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