University of the Pacific

 

Event Title

Shakespeare the Revolutionary

Streaming Media

Location

Biology Building, Room 101

Start Date

1-12-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

1-12-2014 7:00 PM

Description

Make no mistake about it: although Shakespeare lived 400 years ago, he is our contemporary in so many ways. Throughout his extraordinary dramatic career, Shakespeare wore many, often conflicting masks: lover, misogynist, royalist, traitor, poetic genius, racial profiler and, most emphatically, double-agent. In this presentation, we will explore just how revolutionary Shakespeare was-and how relevant his work continues to be-by considering the ways in which his plays anticipate the ongoing struggles over human rights that have defined the late 20th and early 21st century.

Speaker Bio

Courtney Lehmann received her BA in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and with Phi Beta Kappa honors. While at North Carolina, she also played on 4 NCAA National Championship teams in Women's Soccer, overlapping with soccer legends like Mia Hamm for 3 out of 4 years. Dr. Lehmann received her MA and PhD in Eng­lish from Indiana University, where she graduated with Highest Distinction. She has published 5 books, and is currently completing two more, on Shakespeare and popular culture. Dr. Lehmann has been teaching at Pacific for 16 years.

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Dec 1st, 6:00 PM Dec 1st, 7:00 PM

Shakespeare the Revolutionary

Biology Building, Room 101

Make no mistake about it: although Shakespeare lived 400 years ago, he is our contemporary in so many ways. Throughout his extraordinary dramatic career, Shakespeare wore many, often conflicting masks: lover, misogynist, royalist, traitor, poetic genius, racial profiler and, most emphatically, double-agent. In this presentation, we will explore just how revolutionary Shakespeare was-and how relevant his work continues to be-by considering the ways in which his plays anticipate the ongoing struggles over human rights that have defined the late 20th and early 21st century.