Join us Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 PM for a discussion of Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt. This discussion will be free and open to the public, and will be the perfect introduction to the series of Shakespeare performances that Alumni Hall will host beginning the following week. On Wednesdays during July and early August, the Theatre Under the Stars troupe will perform on the lawn between Alumni Hall and the library.
Will in the World is a lively combination of biography, cultural history, and criticism by one of the foremost living scholars of Shakespeare. Greenblatt brilliantly fleshes out the known facts of Shakespeare's life with his encyclopedic knowledge of Elizabethan England and of the Bard's own works. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Will in the World was named the best non-fiction book of the year by Time magazine.
Copies of the book are available to borrow from the library in advance of the discussion.