Each Year, Something Shakespeare
This Way Comes

Each fall for the past decade, students, teachers and theater lovers have flocked to the Florham-Madison Campus to celebrate and explore all things Shakespeare. The annual Saturday Shakespeare Colloquium, organized by Professor of English Harry Keyishian, has featured leading scholars from England and the United States.

“I wanted to bring together people who love theater and who love this subject, and make a day available to them,” Keyishian says. The program also is an important part of the cultural offerings the University provides to the community-at-large. “Fairleigh Dickinson University should be a resource for the community and this is a way, through my interests and contacts, that I can contribute,” Keyishian adds.

Topics have ranged from “The Endurance of Hamlet” and “Shakespearean Ironies” to “Romeo and Juliet: Ritual and Revenge,” from “King Lear in Shakespeare’s Time and Ours” to Shakespeare’s Globe: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”

Last year’s program focused on “Shakespeare and the Movies,” and featured Kenneth Rothwell, professor emeritus of English at the University of Vermont, Burlington, who discussed, “The Great Oxymoron: Shakespeare on Silent Film.”

In keeping with Fairleigh Dickinson’s global mission, this year’s theme will focus on “Global Shakespeare.” Keyishian explains, “I’m planning a colloquium on Shakespeare’s international presence and influence. We’ll pick a Saturday in October to think about what Shakespeare has meant in Russia, Italy, Japan and Germany.”

The events are free and open to the public, and discussions are encouraged. For more information write to Harry Keyishian, English, Communications and Philosophy Department (M-MS3-01) Fairleigh Dickinson University, 285 Madison Ave., Madison N.J., 07940; call 973-443-8714; or e-mail hkeyishi@fdu.edu.

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