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.
Beginning in September 2020,
The Shakespeare Center at the Institute
presented a series of lectures by
Professor Arlene Okerlund, Ph.D.
who discussed William Shakespeare’s contributions
to our understanding of the human experience.
The lectures were broadcast live, one per month,
and are now being packaged as DVD sets for all
high school English departments in the Santa Clara Valley.
The lectures will also be made available online for Institute Members.
As a result of the series, The Shakespeare Center
will 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 the twelve lectures focused on specific plays and
two on the biography and artistic techniques of Shakespeare.
Who Was Shakespeare?
(This lecture will be repeated October 23, 2021.)
The Merchant of Venice
Romeo & Juliet
Much Ado About Nothing
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
What’s So Great About Shakespeare?
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