What Scholars Are Saying

What would Shakespeare recognize about our world? What will people think of Shakespeare in another hundred years? What excited you enough about Shakespeare to devote your professional life to studying his plays? 

These are some of the questions we invited scholars to think about during the 400th anniversary year. We asked them to reflect on their own engagement with Shakespeare and how he and his writing matter in our culture today. Scholars like the ones below have contributed their insights on Shakespeare’s works and his many audiences in 2016 and beyond.