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Lecture Program: Dr. Felicia Londré The Questionable Identity of Shakespeare

Dr. Felicia Hardison Londré, B.A., M.A., Ph.D, presents her annual lecture program at UMKC campus on the Shakespeare authorship question.

The free lecture includes a slide presentation surveying the evidence relating to the authorship of the plays and sonnets of the author known as William Shake-speare. Was it William Shaksper of Stratford-upon-Avon or was it Edward De Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford?

When: Monday, November 9, 2015
Time: 3:30 to 4:45 pm
Where: Royall Hall, Room 111 (Stack Auditorium) on UMKC Campus, 800 E. 52nd St., KC. Mo.
Admission: Free, RSVP not necessary

Dr. Londré, Curators' Professor of Theatre at UMKC, is also Honorary Co-Founder of Heart of America Shakespeare Festival.  In 1999, she was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.  Dr. Londré has held visiting professorships at Hosei University in Tokyo and at Marquette University in Milwaukee. She has lectured internationally, including Beijing, Nanjing, Tokyo, Osaka, Venice, Rouen, Caen, Paris (Sorbonne), Brussels, Moscow, and a lecture tour of Hungary. She began presenting lectures on the Shakespeare authorship question in 1991 and has since presented the Oxfordian case to audiences in Hungary, Japan, China, and many American cities.

ESU members, guests and students are invited to attend this fascinating, in-depth study of the controversy surrounding the authorship of the plays and sonnets attributed to William Shakespeare. There will be handouts and time for questions afterward.

While the English-Speaking Union does not endorse any particular position on this controversy and remains neutral on the Shakespeare authorship question, it does welcome and encourage debate on this centuries-old topic. Debate promotes critical-thinking skills so educators, students, scholars and the general public can begin to develop their own opinions on the controversy. 

"It's the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."--Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)


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