Civic Shakespeare

“Portrait of Shakespeare” by Thomas Nast (1840-1902), from the Folger Digital Image Collection

Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, will give a talk on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Witmore is a scholar of Shakespeare and early modern literature as well as a pioneer in the digital analysis of Shakespeare’s texts. Based in Washington, DC, the Folger Shakespeare Library is the world’s largest Shakespeare collection. Witmore’s publications include Landscapes of the Passing Strange: Reflections from Shakespeare, with Rosamond Purcell, Shakespearean Metaphysics, Pretty Creatures: Children and Fiction in the Early Renaissance, and Childhood and Children’s Books in Early Modern Europe, 1550-1800. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series.

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