17th Jan, 2019

Exhibition at Droitwich Heritage and Information Centre examine's Shakespare's script editor

Droitwich Editorial 17th Jul, 2016 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

AN EXHIBITION about John Heminges, famed for joint-editing William Shakespeare’s first folio, is being held at Droitwich Spa Heritage and Information Centre throughout the summer.

Heminges was baptised at St Peters Church, Droitwich Spa, on November 25 1556. In partnership with Henry Condell, he edited Shakespeare’s work in 1623. Without these collected plays, Shakespeare’s works could have been lost forever.

The offering has been a joint venture between the heritage centre staff, John Armstrong and Alan Davey.

The exhibition, at St Richard’s House, will give visitors the chance to learn more about this often overlooked son of Droitwich who saved Shakespeare for the world, writes Hayley Soen.

There will be children’s activities available throughout the summer holidays including a quiz and Shakespeare brass rubbing (small charges apply).


Opening times are from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and between 10am and 1.30pm on Saturdays.

For more information contact Droitwich Spa heritage and information centre by email at heritage@droitwichspa.gov.uk or by calling 01905 774312.

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