Stephen Greenblatt: “Shakespeare’s Life Stories”

Shakespeare Anniversary Lecture Series presented by Folger Institute

Monday, April 25, 2016, 7:00 pm
Folger Theatre
$15/$10 for members

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"In this harsh world draw thy breath in pain,” the dying Hamlet tells Horatio, “To tell my story.” Professor Greenblatt's lecture is about what it means for Hamlet – and for Shakespeare – to believe that life is a story that can and must be told.  

Stephen Greenblatt is the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University. He has written more than a dozen books, including the bestseller, Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, and The Swerve: How the World Became Modern. He has recently won Norway’s Holberg Prize, which is awarded annually to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the arts, humanities, the social sciences, law, or theology.