Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture

Michael Witmore: “The Wisdom of Will”

Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:00 pm
Folger Theatre
Free, reservations required


Folger Director and Shakespeare scholar Michael Witmore will reflect on Shakespeare’s continuing appeal after 400 years. Treating Shakespeare’s plays as a kind of wisdom literature – itself a popular genre in Shakespeare’s time – Witmore will discuss 10 things that Shakespeare knew about people, history, and power that we still need to know today. 

This lecture concludes The Wonder of Will: 400 Years of Shakespeare. The annual Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture is sponsored by the Folger Institute’s Center for Shakespeare Studies.