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Celebrate Shakespeare 400

In honor of Shakespeare 400, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's life (1564-1616), the Department of English and Philosophy at ISU is sponsoring a public lecture, "Editorial Re-Fashioning, Or What Have We Done to Shakespeare?" The lecture isTuesday, April 5, 2:30pm in the Rendezvous Suites on the ISU campus, and it will explore the subtle and surprising ways that editors shape how we read and make sense of Shakespeare's works. The speaker is Cathy Shrank, Professor of English at the University of Sheffield, and an award-winning author of books and articles on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature. The talk will draw from her experience editing Shakespeare's Coriolanus for the Norton Shakespeare, 3rd edition, and from her recent project editing Shakespeare's sonnets. The lecture is free and open to all members of the ISU campus community and the public. For further information, please contact Jessica Winston, ISU Professor of English, winsjess@isu.edu.

In addition to the lecture, Professor Shrank will also discuss the early publication history of Shakespeare's sonnets in the English Department's seventeenth-century literature class onMonday, April 4, at 7pm in Liberal Arts 152.  Auditors are welcome and encouraged to obtain reading in advance from Curtis Whitaker, ISU Professor of English:whitaker@isu.edu.

In addition to these events, on the afternoon of Saturday, April 23, the Marshall Public Library will also host a birthday party for Shakespeare. Please check with the Marshall Public Library for details.

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