Nationally known Shakespearean expert, James Shapiro , '77CC, the Larry Miller Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, will be among three distinguished scholars featured at Symposium: America’s Shakespeare, presented by Brown University Library and the Rhode Island Historical Society, Saturday, April 16 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Shapiro, joined by Miles Parks Grier, Assistant Professor of English at Queens College, City University of New York and Virginia Vaughan, Professor
Emerita at Clark University, will examine Shakespeare in American culture and his impact on social life, culture, and politics.
The discussion and Q & A session culminates with a collage of scenes from films drawing on Shakespeare’s work set in the U.S. Refreshments will be available
The event is among several in Rhode Island in this month to celebrate the U.S. tour of the Bard's First Folio, a traveling exhibition, on loan from the Folger Shakespeare Library.
This event is free, but registration is required.
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This will be followed by a collage of scenes from films drawing on Shakespeare’s work that are set in the U.S.