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Shakespeare in the Land of Lincoln – Symposium
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
All activities are FREE!
Reservations are recommended for these lectures. Reserve your seat online now.