Literature and Liberal Studies Lecture: Shakespeare's Ghosts
On Friday, May 30, the literature and liberal studies programs are hosting a free public lecture exploring the impact of ghosts in the work of William Shakespeare. Assistant professor of English Kasey Evans will delve into four Shakespeare plays — Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III and Julius Caesar — to examine the spirits who return from beyond the grave to issue warnings, demands, portents or prophecies; explore the intersection of death and drama in Renaissance England; and investigate the forces and memories that Shakespeare's eerie specters represent in these haunting tragedies.
The event takes place at the Congdon Schaffer Mansion in Evanston, and begins with refreshments at 5:30 p.m., followed by the 7:00 p.m. lecture. Learn more and RSVP here.