The Shakespeare Center
at the Institute
Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s miniature portrait of William Shakespeare,
watercolor and gouache, circa 1865. Based on the Droeshout Portrait.
The Institute is proud to announce the formation of a new
at the Institute.
The Center will present a series of lectures by
Professor Arlene Okerlund, Ph.D.
who will discuss William Shakespeare’s contributions
to our understanding of the human experience.
The lectures will be broadcast live, one per month
and will ultimately be packaged as DVD sets for all
high school English departments in the Santa Clara Valley.
The Shakespeare Center will also
contribute to a permanent endowment,
“The Arlene Naylor Okerlund
Professorship for Shakespeare Studies,”
which supports the teaching and scholarly study
of Shakespeare at San José State University.
When fully endowed, the fund will pay the
salary of a resident professor who will teach both the
textual and performance aspects of Shakespeare’s drama.
Ten of this year’s twelve lectures will focus on specific plays and two on the biography and artistic techniques of Shakespeare.
All lectures are on SATURDAY nights at 7PM
SEP 12, 2020 Who was Shakespeare?
OCT 10, 2020 Macbeth
NOV 14, 2020 The Merchant of Venice
DEC 12, 2020 Othello
JAN 16, 2021 Julius Caesar
FEB 13, 2021 Romeo & Juliet
MAR 13, 2021 King Lear
APR 10, 2021 Much Ado About Nothing
MAY 15, 2021 Hamlet
JUN 19, 2021 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
JUL 17, 2021 The Tempest
AUG 14, 2021 What’s So Great About Shakespeare?
Arlene Okerlund, Ph.D.
via live video stream with interactive Q&A
(The video streams will continue for the entire series, and
optional classroom attendance will also be available
when permitted by county health authorities.)
FOR VIDEO BROADCASTS,
ONLY ONE TICKET PER
HOUSEHOLD IS NECESSARY
WILL BE PER PERSON)
Call 408-864-4060, Monday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM
OR register online at shop.westernciv.com
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