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On Shakespeare's Birthday, the [[Folger Shakespeare Library]] hosts a lecture from a noted scholar; the event became annual in 1987. Below is a list of previous lectures in the series. For more information on Shakespeare's Birthday, see [[Shakespeare's Birthday (disambiguation)]]. Where available, podcasts have been linked to in the individual lecture article.  
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On Shakespeare's Birthday, the [[Folger Shakespeare Library]] hosts a lecture from a noted scholar. The lecture became an annual event sponsored by the [[Center for Shakespeare Studies]] in 1987. Below is a list of previous lectures in the series. For more information on Shakespeare's Birthday, see [[Shakespeare's Birthday (disambiguation)]]. Where available, podcasts have been linked to in the individual lecture article.  
  
 
2015
 
2015
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1987
 
1987
  
Patricia A. Parker (University of Toronto), "`Wanton Words': Shakespeare and Rhetoric"
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Patricia A. Parker (University of Toronto), "`Wanton Words': Shakespeare and Rhetoric"  
 
Beginning in 1987 the Shakespeare Birthday Lecture, sponsored by the [[Center for Shakespeare Studies of the Folger Institute]], became an annual event.
 
 
   
 
   
 
1984
 
1984
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1968
 
1968
Arthur R. Humphreys (University of Leicester)
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“Marlowe, The Jew of Malta; Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice: Two Readings of Life”
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Arthur R. Humphreys (University of Leicester), “Marlowe, The Jew of Malta; Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice: Two Readings of Life”
 
   
 
   
 
1967
 
1967
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[a harpsichord recital by Stoddard Lincoln, April 23, 1967]
 
[a harpsichord recital by Stoddard Lincoln, April 23, 1967]
 
   
 
   
 
1966 (two birthday lectures)
 
1966 (two birthday lectures)
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April 23, 1966
 
April 23, 1966
Philip H. Highfill, Jr. (The George Washington University)
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Philip H. Highfill, Jr. (The George Washington University), “Some 18th Century Responses to Shakespeare”
“Some 18th Century Responses to Shakespeare”
 
 
   
 
   
 
April 29, 1966
 
April 29, 1966
D.G. James (University of Southampton)
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D.G. James (University of Southampton), “Shakespeare and America: A New Link Between Them”
“Shakespeare and America: A New Link Between Them”
 
 
   
 
   
 
1965
 
1965
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[a concert by The Mary Washington College Chorus, April 23, 1965]
 
[a concert by The Mary Washington College Chorus, April 23, 1965]
 
   
 
   
 
1963
 
1963
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[University of Maryland Madrigal Singers, A Program of Music of Shakespeare’s Time, April 23, 1963]
 
[University of Maryland Madrigal Singers, A Program of Music of Shakespeare’s Time, April 23, 1963]
 
   
 
   
 
1962
 
1962
George Winchester Stone, Jr. (Modern Language Association of America)
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“The Poet and the Players”
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George Winchester Stone, Jr. (Modern Language Association of America), “The Poet and the Players”
 
   
 
   
 
1961
 
1961
Stanley Bennett (Cambridge University)
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“Queen Elizabeth I and the Press”
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Stanley Bennett (Cambridge University), “Queen Elizabeth I and the Press”
 
   
 
   
 
1960
 
1960
Sir Ronald Syme (University of Oxford)
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“Roman Historians and Renaissance Politics”
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Sir Ronald Syme (University of Oxford), “Roman Historians and Renaissance Politics”
 
   
 
   
 
1959
 
1959
Louis B. Wright and James G. McManaway, discussants
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“The Reality of William Shakespeare”
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Louis B. Wright and James G. McManaway, discussants, “The Reality of William Shakespeare”
 
   
 
   
 
1958
 
1958
Winfred Overholser (Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital)
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“Shakespeare’s Psychiatry – And After”
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Winfred Overholser (Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital), “Shakespeare’s Psychiatry – And After”
 
   
 
   
 
1957
 
1957
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[The Amherst College Chapel Choir, A Concert of Renaissance Music]
 
[The Amherst College Chapel Choir, A Concert of Renaissance Music]
 
   
 
   
 
1956
 
1956
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[Roberta and Colin Sterne, An Evening of Music for the Virginals, Lute, Recorder, and Baroque Flute]
 
[Roberta and Colin Sterne, An Evening of Music for the Virginals, Lute, Recorder, and Baroque Flute]
 
   
 
   
 
1955
 
1955
Marchette Chute
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“The Good Luck of William Shakespeare”
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Marchette Chute, “The Good Luck of William Shakespeare”
 
   
 
   
 
1954
 
1954
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[Nemone Balfour, A Program of Songs and Ballads of the 16th and 17th centuries]
 
[Nemone Balfour, A Program of Songs and Ballads of the 16th and 17th centuries]
 
   
 
   
 
1953
 
1953
Louis B. Wright (Folger Shakespeare Library)
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“The British Tradition in America”
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Louis B. Wright (Folger Shakespeare Library), “The British Tradition in America”
 
   
 
   
 
1952
 
1952
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[William Hess, Blanche Winogron, Sydney Beck, Music of Shakespeare’s Day]
 
[William Hess, Blanche Winogron, Sydney Beck, Music of Shakespeare’s Day]
 
   
 
   
 
1951
 
1951
William Haller (Barnard College, Columbia University, emeritus)
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“‘What Needs My Shakespeare?’”
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William Haller (Barnard College, Columbia University, emeritus),“‘What Needs My Shakespeare?’”
 
   
 
   
 
1950
 
1950
John Cranford Adams (President, Hofstra College)
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“Shakespeare and His Stage”
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John Cranford Adams (President, Hofstra College), “Shakespeare and His Stage”
 
   
 
   
 
1949
 
1949
Charles J. Sisson (University College, London)
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“Elizabethans in Intimacy”
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Charles J. Sisson (University College, London), “Elizabethans in Intimacy”
 
   
 
   
 
1948
 
1948
Thomas Marc Parrott (Princeton University, emeritus)
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“Hamlet on the Stage”
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Thomas Marc Parrott (Princeton University, emeritus), “Hamlet on the Stage”
 
   
 
   
 
1947
 
1947
Samuel C. Chew (Bryn Mawr College)
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“This Strange, Eventful History”
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Samuel C. Chew (Bryn Mawr College), “This Strange, Eventful History”
 
   
 
   
 
1946
 
1946
Cornelia Otis Skinner
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Cornelia Otis Skinner, “The Wives of Henry VIII” [a play] (CANCELLED)
“The Wives of Henry VIII” [a play]
 
CANCELLED
 
 
   
 
   
 
1942
 
1942
Charles Grosvenor Osgood (Princeton University, emeritus)
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“The New Poet”
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Charles Grosvenor Osgood (Princeton University, emeritus), “The New Poet”
 
   
 
   
 
1941
 
1941
Allardyce Nicoll (Yale University)
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“Shakespeare’s Experiments in Evil”
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Allardyce Nicoll (Yale University), “Shakespeare’s Experiments in Evil”
 
   
 
   
 
1940
 
1940
Leslie Hotson (Haverford College)
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“Not of an Age”
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Leslie Hotson (Haverford College), “Not of an Age”
 
   
 
   
 
1939
 
1939
Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke (Yale University)
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“Queen Elizabeth in Youth and Age”
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Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke (Yale University), “Queen Elizabeth in Youth and Age”
 
   
 
   
 
1938
 
1938
William Allan Neilson (President, Smith College)
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“As Shakespeare Says”
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William Allan Neilson (President, Smith College), “As Shakespeare Says”
 
   
 
   
 
1937
 
1937
George Lyman Kittredge (Harvard University, emeritus)
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“Shakespeare and the Critics”
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George Lyman Kittredge (Harvard University, emeritus), “Shakespeare and the Critics”
 
   
 
   
 
1936
 
1936
Felix E. Schelling (formerly University of Pennsylvania)
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“Shakespeare and Biography”
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Felix E. Schelling (formerly University of Pennsylvania), “Shakespeare and Biography”
 
   
 
   
 
1935
 
1935
Samuel Arthur King (University of London)
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"Dramatic Recital of Hamlet"
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Samuel Arthur King (University of London), "Dramatic Recital of Hamlet"
 
   
 
   
 
1934
 
1934
[early English choral music by the Ypsilanti Singers; Elizabethan tunes on the recorder and harpsichord by John Challis; readings from The Merchant of Venice and As You Like It, by Edith Wynne Matthison]
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[early English choral music by the Ypsilanti Singers; Elizabethan tunes on the recorder and harpsichord by John Challis; readings from ''The Merchant of Venice'' and ''As You Like It'', by Edith Wynne Matthison]
 
   
 
   
 
1933
 
1933
George A. Plimpton (President, Amherst College)
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“The Education of Shakespeare, Illustrated with Textbooks in Use in His Day”
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George A. Plimpton (President, Amherst College), “The Education of Shakespeare, Illustrated with Textbooks in Use in His Day”
 
   
 
   
 
1932
 
1932
Joseph Quincy Adams (Folger Shakespeare Library)
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“Shakespeare and American Culture”
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Joseph Quincy Adams (Folger Shakespeare Library), “Shakespeare and American Culture”
  
 
[[Category:Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture]] [[Category:Public programs]]
 
[[Category:Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture]] [[Category:Public programs]]

Revision as of 12:05, 10 March 2015

On Shakespeare's Birthday, the Folger Shakespeare Library hosts a lecture from a noted scholar. The lecture became an annual event sponsored by the Center for Shakespeare Studies in 1987. Below is a list of previous lectures in the series. For more information on Shakespeare's Birthday, see Shakespeare's Birthday (disambiguation). Where available, podcasts have been linked to in the individual lecture article.

2015

Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto), "Shakespeare and the Language of Possibility"

2014

Brian Cummings (University of York), "Shakespeare, Biography, and Anti-Biography"

2013

Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex; Visiting, University of Granada), "Graymalkin and Other Shakespearean Celts"

2012

Sarah Beckwith (Duke University), "What Mamillius Knew: Ceremonies of Initiation in The Winter’s Tale"

2011

Wendy Wall (Northwestern University), "Recipes for Thought: Shakespeare and the Art of the Kitchen"

2010

Jonathan Bate (University of Warwick), "The Good Life in Shakespeare"

2009

Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham), "Sensational Shakespeare"

2008

Alan Stewart (Columbia University), "How Shakespeare Made History"

2007

Barbara A. Mowat (Folger Shakespeare Library), "The Founders and the Bard"

2006

W.B. Worthen (University of California, Berkeley), "Shakespeare 3.0"

2005

Stuart Sherman (Fordham University), "Garrick and Theatrical Death"

2004

Coppélia Kahn (Brown University), "Made in America: Shakespeare(s) for the Nineteenth Century"

2003

John Guy (Cambridge University), "Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots"

2002

Katherine Duncan-Jones (University of Oxford), "Love and Death in Shakespeare's Poetry"

2001

James Shapiro (Columbia University), "Jessica's Daughters"

2000

Margreta de Grazia (University of Pennsylvania), "The Latest Hamlet"

1999

Harry Berger Jr. (University of California, Santa Cruz, emeritus), "Harrying the Stage: Theatre, Bad Conscience, and Other Skills of Offence in Henry V"

1998

Linda Charnes (Indiana University at Bloomington), "The Hamlet Formerly Known as Prince"

1997

Peter Holland (Cambridge University), "Measuring Performance"

1996

A. R. Braunmuller (University of California, Los Angeles), "Bearded Ladies in Shakespeare"

1995

Phyllis Rackin (University of Pennsylvania), "Thoroughly Modern Henry, or It is Better to Marry than to Burn"

1994

Gail Kern Paster (George Washington University), "Heat-Seeking Missiles: Shakespeare, Women, and the Caloric Economy in Early Modern England"

1993

Michael Neill (University of Auckland), "Shakespeare and Translation"

1992

Peter Stallybrass (University of Pennsylvania), "Worn Worlds: Clothes and Identity in Shakespeare"

1991

Catherine Belsey (University of Wales College of Cardiff), "Making Histories"

1990

Andrew Gurr (University of Reading), "Boy Voices and Adult Voices on the Shakespearean Stage"

1989

Jonathan Dollimore (University of Sussex), "Shakespeare Studies and the Current `Crisis' in the Humanities"

1988

David Bevington (University of Chicago), "'Is this the promised end?': Shakespeare's King Lear"

1987

Patricia A. Parker (University of Toronto), "`Wanton Words': Shakespeare and Rhetoric"

1984

Joseph G. Price (Pennsylvania State University), "'Were it not that I have Bad Dreams': The Internalization of Character"

1983

Charles Shattuck, "Oh! There be Players that I Have Seen Play..."

1982

Stanley Wells, "Television Shakespeare"

1976

Jorge Luis Borges, “The Riddle of Shakespeare”

1975

Madeleine Doran (University of Wisconsin), "One Entire and Perfect Chrysolite: The Idea of Excellence in Shakespeare"

1974

Bernard Beckerman (Columbia University), "Shakespearean Playgoing: Then and Now"

1970

T.J.B. Spencer (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham), “Shakespeare’s Art and Politics”

1969

Joel Hurstfield (University College, London), “The Paradox of Liberty in Shakespeare’s England”

1968

Arthur R. Humphreys (University of Leicester), “Marlowe, The Jew of Malta; Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice: Two Readings of Life”

1967

[a harpsichord recital by Stoddard Lincoln, April 23, 1967]

1966 (two birthday lectures)

April 23, 1966 Philip H. Highfill, Jr. (The George Washington University), “Some 18th Century Responses to Shakespeare”

April 29, 1966 D.G. James (University of Southampton), “Shakespeare and America: A New Link Between Them”

1965

[a concert by The Mary Washington College Chorus, April 23, 1965]

1963

[University of Maryland Madrigal Singers, A Program of Music of Shakespeare’s Time, April 23, 1963]

1962

George Winchester Stone, Jr. (Modern Language Association of America), “The Poet and the Players”

1961

Stanley Bennett (Cambridge University), “Queen Elizabeth I and the Press”

1960

Sir Ronald Syme (University of Oxford), “Roman Historians and Renaissance Politics”

1959

Louis B. Wright and James G. McManaway, discussants, “The Reality of William Shakespeare”

1958

Winfred Overholser (Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital), “Shakespeare’s Psychiatry – And After”

1957

[The Amherst College Chapel Choir, A Concert of Renaissance Music]

1956

[Roberta and Colin Sterne, An Evening of Music for the Virginals, Lute, Recorder, and Baroque Flute]

1955

Marchette Chute, “The Good Luck of William Shakespeare”

1954

[Nemone Balfour, A Program of Songs and Ballads of the 16th and 17th centuries]

1953

Louis B. Wright (Folger Shakespeare Library), “The British Tradition in America”

1952

[William Hess, Blanche Winogron, Sydney Beck, Music of Shakespeare’s Day]

1951

William Haller (Barnard College, Columbia University, emeritus),“‘What Needs My Shakespeare?’”

1950

John Cranford Adams (President, Hofstra College), “Shakespeare and His Stage”

1949

Charles J. Sisson (University College, London), “Elizabethans in Intimacy”

1948

Thomas Marc Parrott (Princeton University, emeritus), “Hamlet on the Stage”

1947

Samuel C. Chew (Bryn Mawr College), “This Strange, Eventful History”

1946 Cornelia Otis Skinner, “The Wives of Henry VIII” [a play] (CANCELLED)

1942

Charles Grosvenor Osgood (Princeton University, emeritus), “The New Poet”

1941

Allardyce Nicoll (Yale University), “Shakespeare’s Experiments in Evil”

1940

Leslie Hotson (Haverford College), “Not of an Age”

1939

Charles Frederick Tucker Brooke (Yale University), “Queen Elizabeth in Youth and Age”

1938

William Allan Neilson (President, Smith College), “As Shakespeare Says”

1937

George Lyman Kittredge (Harvard University, emeritus), “Shakespeare and the Critics”

1936

Felix E. Schelling (formerly University of Pennsylvania), “Shakespeare and Biography”

1935

Samuel Arthur King (University of London), "Dramatic Recital of Hamlet"

1934

[early English choral music by the Ypsilanti Singers; Elizabethan tunes on the recorder and harpsichord by John Challis; readings from The Merchant of Venice and As You Like It, by Edith Wynne Matthison]

1933

George A. Plimpton (President, Amherst College), “The Education of Shakespeare, Illustrated with Textbooks in Use in His Day”

1932

Joseph Quincy Adams (Folger Shakespeare Library), “Shakespeare and American Culture”