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Why do Shakespeare's texts resonate so powerfully for us at the outset of the twenty-first century? Why is Shakespeare more popular today than ever before? What are the various ways in which we consume Shakespeare's texts 400 years after he produced them? Professor Gajowski aims to suggest answers to these questions by elucidating the current state of the art of analyzing Shakespeare


Plays (Shakespeare; William); Shakespeare; William; 1564-1619


Literature in English, British Isles

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The video may be viewed on or by download. The downloadable .mp4 file is 620 MB. This public lecture was delivered in the Lied Library on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as part of a series offered in conjunction with the University Libraries Special Collections First Folio exhibit. From September 1-29, 2016, Special Collections exhibited an original 1623 First Folio from the Folger Shakespeare Library as part of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. This first-ever national tour of one of the world’s most influential books celebrated 400 years of Shakespeare and his legacy. Special Collections in the Lied Library was the only location in Nevada for the First Folio! National tour.