The Great William: Writers Reading Shakespeare explores how seven renowned writers—Coleridge, Keats, Virginia Woolf, Charles Olson, John Berryman, Allen Ginsberg, and Ted Hughes—wrestled with Shakespeare in the very moments when they were reading his work. Leinwand tracks their reading experience through their Shakespeare marginalia, lectures, letters, journals, and reading notes.
Workshop: FREE. Reservations Encouraged.
About your host: Theodore Leinwand is Professor of English at the University of Maryland, where he has taught Shakespeare for more than 35 years. He is the author of The City Staged: Jacobean Comedy 1603-1613, of Theatre, Finance and Society in Early Modern England, and of The Great William: Writers Reading Shakespeare. His essays have appeared in The Yale Review, The Hopkins Review, The New England Review,and Kenyon Review. A Consulting Editor for Shakespeare Quarterly, he has served on the Folger Institute board and participated in numerous programs for audiences at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.