13th Annual Shakespeare Colloquium at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Four Speakers to Discuss Society, Politics and Theater
Madison, NJ – October 6, 2005 - “In Shakespeare’s Day: Society, Politics, and Theater in the Age of Shakespeare” is the topic of the annual Shakespeare colloquium to be held at the Madison, NJ campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University on October 29 from 9:30-3:30 in room S-11 (Science Building). This will be the thirteenth in this series of programs, which are free and open to the public.
Four speakers will be featured. James P. Bednarz, Professor of English at CW Post College of Long Island University, will discuss the relationship between “serious” literature and commercial theater in Shakespeare’s early years as a playwright. Professor Chris Fitter of Rutgers University will argue that Shakespeare’s works reflect radical and skeptical traditions of the Renaissance.
Margaret Mikesell of John Jay College will explore “advice” books written in Shakespeare’s time and how they illuminate his plays, with particular focus on Hamlet. June Schlueter of Lafayette College will share her research into unpublished travel albums kept by foreign travelers to Shakespeare’s London and explore their potential as new sources of history. Each talk will be followed by a discussion period and questions.
New Jersey teachers may receive five professional credit hours for participating.
The colloquia are organized by Harry Keyishian, Professor of English. For further information, call 973-443-8714 or write him at MS3-01, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ 07940 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.