Waller Lectureship in the Arts
Haunting Shakespeare or King Lear Meets Alice"
Wed, October 17, 2012 @ 07:00 pm - 11:59 pm
5th Annual J.O. Waller Lectureship in the Arts
Wednesday, October 17
7 p.m., Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall
The 5th annual J.O. Waller Lectureship in the Arts presents, "Haunting Shakespeare or King Lear Meets Alice," a lecture by Peter Holland McMeel, Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies and Associate Dean for the Arts at the University of Notre Dame.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Peter Holland is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies and associate dean for the Arts at the University of Notre Dame. He was director of the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon from 1997 to 2002 and is one of the Institute’s Honorary Fellows. He was also a governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company and a trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust before moving to the US. He was elected president of the Shakespeare Association of America for 2007-08. He has edited many of Shakespeare’s plays (for Penguin, Oxford University Press and the Arden Shakespeare) and written widely on the plays in performance, including English Shakespeares: Shakespeare on the English Stage in the 1990s. He is the editor of Shakespeare Survey, the UK’s leading Shakespeare journal, and is general editor for a number of book series, including an 18-volume series on Great Shakespeareans (with Adrian Poole), the first 13 volumes of which have appeared, and Oxford Shakespeare Topics (with Stanley Wells). He edited a five-volume series, Redefining British Theatre History, for Palgrave based on five conferences at the Huntington. His edition of Coriolanus for the Arden Shakespeare series will be out before the end of 2012.