Stephen Greenblatt in Literary Society Lecture

Author of “Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare”

Teaneck, NJ (April 6, 2005) -- Stephen Greenblatt, the author of the notable new book, “Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare,” is the April 25 speaker at the Gene Barnett Literary Society Lecture Series at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

“Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare” appears on the New York Times “10 Most Notable Books of the Year” list. A finalist for the 2004 National Book Award-Nonfiction, it has been called vividly written, richly detailed, and insightful from the first chapter to the last.

Greenblatt said the book examines “how a young man from a small provincial English town, a man without independent wealth, without powerful family connections, and without a university education became the greatest playwright not only of his age but of all time.”

The Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard and the editor of “The Norton Shakespeare,” Greenblatt is also the prize-winning author of many books, including “Hamlet in Purgatory” and “Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World.” He has received the James Russell Lowell Prize of the MLA, the British Council Prize in the Humanities, and the Mellon Distinguished Humanist Award. Greenblatt has served as president of the Modern Language Association of America.

Following his lecture at FDU, “Shakespeare in Life,” he will answer questions from the audience and sign books.

The lecture will take place in Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, on the Hackensack side of FDU’s Metropolitan Campus at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 25. There is a $10 donation at the door and no advance ticket sale. The doors will open at 7:15 p.m. Groups of 12 or more are encouraged to call 201 792 7028 for special seating or with questions.

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