The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0884 Saturday, 7 October 2006
Date: Friday, 6 Oct 2006 17:10:06 -0400
Subject: ESU Program with Ron Rosenbaum
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, at 7:00 p.m.
500 17TH STREET NW (Corcoran Gallery of Art)
Members, $15; Others, $20
On theater vs. film, he is startling. On Shylock, he is fierce. On
Harold Bloom, he is pugnacious. Anyone who read the New Yorker article
he published two years ago about the scholarly issues that now divide
editors of Hamlet, King Lear, and other classics will know that Ron
Rosenbaum takes Shakespeare personally and offers an unforgettable way
of rethinking the greatest works of the human imagination. Focusing on
cutting-edge controversies about the source of the poet's enchantment,
his astonishing use of a language he made uniquely his own, Mr.
Rosenbaum spent seven years pursuing key partisans in today's debates,
from the high tables at Oxford to a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in a Deep
South strip mall. Witty and provocative, Mr. Rosenbaum "comes to us in
new waves of revelation," according to Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet
Laureate. His best-selling Explaining Hitler has been translated into
ten languages. He writes a column for the New York Observer, and his
reflections have appeared in the New York Times, Harper's, and The
Atlantic. In a dialogue that will serve as prelude to Shakespeare in
Washington 2007, a city-wide festival that is being coordinated by the
Kennedy Center, Mr. Rosenbaum will talk with John F. Andrews, Executive
Director of ESU Washington and President of the Shakespeare Guild.
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