Panel to Discuss Dr. Cyndia Clegg’s New Book on Shakespeare

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Please join us for a discussion of Pepperdine English Professor Dr. Cyndia Clegg’s new book Shakespeare’s Reading Audiences with a panel featuring History Professor Dr. Bryan Givens, English Professor Dr. Jennifer Smith, and Theatre Professor Dr. Hollace Starr. This event will be held in the Surfboard Room on Wednesday, March 6th from 12-1 PM.

Still from Dr. Cyndia Clegg's book Shakespeare's Reading Audiences and a portrait of William Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s Reading Audiences by Dr. Cyndia Clegg

In this book, Dr. Clegg takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining how different humanist, legal, religious and political communities would have interpreted Shakespeare’s work, both as it was written and as it was performed. She analyzes how the elite’s perception of works like Shakespeare’s sonnets and his play Henry V were influenced by their knowledge of Italian humanism, and she also looks at Macbeth from the perspective of the then popular Calvinistic beliefs of English people.

Artistic Rendering of the Globe Theatre
Artistic Rendering of the Globe Theatre

Join us to learn more about all the many ways culture influenced different interpretations of Shakespeare over the years and hear from our panelists about the way that Shakespeare’s work was interpreted by different audiences.


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Panel to Discuss Dr. Cyndia Clegg’s New Book on Shakespeare
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