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The New York Public Library Celebrates Shakespeare: for Everyone


April 12, 2011 gathers and analyzes data, whole works, and more every week! It offers deep levels of information on Hamlet and related works for scholars, students, theater practitioners, and fans. The site is a continuing work in process and brings together an important body of information about Shakespeare’s play that will interest casual students as well as serious scholars, and it will grow increasingly valuable as it continues to develop.

A Writer in Residence in the Library's Allen Room, the original editor of the New Variorum Hamlet, and currently the Coordinating Editor of, Bernice W. Kliman is Professor Emeritus of English at Nassau Community College.  Active in Shakespeare scholarship, she has edited The Enfolded "Hamlets": Parallel Texts of <F1> and {Q2} each with Unique Elements Bracketed (2004), written Hamlet: Film, Television, and Audio Performance, among many others.

Please join us after the lecture for a Public Master Class for four finalists of the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.

Coach: Ian Hersey, an alumnus of the NYSF Shakespeare Lab and The Actors Center, has served on the faculty at Barnard College, New World School of the Arts and The Actors Center.  He has taught Shakespeare in schools, colleges, prisons, community centers, shelters and conservatories.  He has studied Shakespeare with Ron Van Lieu, Barry Edelstein, and Michael Langham, among others.  He is currently the master teacher and curriculum designer in the R.Evolucion Latina Shakespeare Project.

Coach: Since founding Andy's Summer Playhouse, a children's theater in New Hampshire, Bill Williams has continued to teach and direct theater in schools for over forty years.  Currently teaching theater at Pace University, Mr. Williams serves as the coordinator of the Shakespeare Recitation Contest for the New York Branch of the English Speaking Union. 

Left to Right: Third Place, Jamie Bogyo (Hunter College High School); Fourth Place Rebecca Brudner (St. Ann’s School); Runner-Up, Daniel Maren (Dwight School); Winner, Dani Goffstein (Yeshiva University High School for Boys)

To see the other lectures in this Series, click here.