Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Shakespeare in the Land of Lincoln – Symposium

Date:
Saturday, July 14th
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Website:
https://illinoisshakes.com/education/lincoln-shakespeare/

Event Description

Do you know that Abraham Lincoln has many connections to the Bard? Scholars have studied how our nation’s 16th president drew upon Shakespeare’s writings. In celebration of our state’s bicentennial, the Illinois Shakespeare Festival presents a ground-breaking symposium that explores the ties between these two legendary figures.

Presented in partnership with Bloomington-Normal’s Lincoln’s Festival on Route 66 and Looking for Lincoln, Inc.

Dates and Speakers

July 14, 2 p.m.:

  • James M. Cornelius, Ph.D. curator, Lincoln Collection, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, Springfield

July 21, 4 p.m.:

  • Spotlight Speaker Michael Anderegg, Ph.D., author of Lincoln and Shakespeare (2015)*

July 28, 2 p.m.:

  • Guy Fraker, Lincoln scholar, author

August 4, 2 p.m.:

  • Robert Bray, Ph.D, Illinois Wesleyan professor, author

Location

Ewing Manor

Cost

All activities are FREE!

Reservations

Reservations are recommended for these lectures. Reserve your seat online now.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.

Organizer

Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Phone:
(309) 438-8974
Email:
shake@IllinoisState.edu
Website:
http://illinoisshakes.com/

Venue

Ewing Theatre
Corner of Emerson St. and Towanda Avenue, 48 Sunset Rd.
Bloomington, IL
Phone:
309-438-2535
Website:
https://illinoisshakes.com/