Peter Holland leads the London Shakespeare Lecture 10th Anniversary Series, beginning Apr. 7

Author: James Comerford

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Peter Holland, the McMeel Family Chair in Shakespeare Studies and Associate Dean of the Arts, will kick off the London Global Gateway Shakespeare series with the 10th Annual Notre Dame London Shakespeare Lecture in honour of Professor Sir Stanley Wells. The series begins Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. (EST)/6:00 p.m. (BST). 

To celebrate the 10th anniversary year, this virtual series will explore a variety of topics and welcome voices from around the world. As the first event of this year-long celebration, Peter Holland will present “On the Shakespeare Trail,” exploring the often overlooked area of Shakespeare marketing - the film and theatre trailer.

Since the lecture began in 2011 in collaboration with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the Shakespeare Institute, scholars, professionals, and students have gathered to engage in a wide variety of topics. Speakers have included distinguished academics and theatre practitioners such as Dame Judi Dench, Gregory Doran, and Professor Sir Stanley Wells himself.

The University of Notre Dame and its Global Gateways and Centers are places of teaching, scholarship, and research and equally places of service and community. According to Michael Pippenger, Vice President and Associate Provost for Internationalization,  “In creating a space where top academics, renowned practitioners, and the community come together to engage and share ideas, the Notre Dame London Shakespeare Lecture is a true embodiment of all that we hope to achieve as a university.”

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