Did you know that William Shakespeare acted in many of his own plays, or that he coined over 1,500 words in the English language? Learn all about Shakespeare’s life and legacy with expert Lori Anne Ferrell (John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Chair of the English Department at Claremont University) before watching Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” play at Casa Romantica in June. This lecture is appropriate for all ages.
A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Lori Anne Ferrell is the John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at Claremont Graduate University and has a joint appointment in early modern history and literature. She is also the director of CGU’s Early Modern Studies program and the director of CGU’s prestigious Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards. Her research concentrates on the effect of religious and political change on early modern texts—theological, literary, theatrical, and practical—in the turbulent century before the outbreak of civil war in Britain. She is the author of numerous research papers and popular books, including the highly-rated book The Bible and the People.