Shakespeare and His Sources

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Event:
Shakespeare and His Sources
Date:
10/27/2018
Category:
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Organizer:
Harry Keyishian
shakespeare@fdu.edu
Updated:
09/20/2018

2018 Annual Shakespeare Colloquium
26th year of Shakespeare Gatherings at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Shakespeare seldom invented the stories of his plays and poems. Rather, he adapted existing sources, taking what he needed, omitting what he didn’t and adding his own rich language and psychological insights. To study his sources is to understand his genius at work. This conference, presented annually for the past 26 years in Madison, New Jersey, gives scholars, teachers, and members of the community an opportunity to spend a day exploring Shakespeare’s work. Four speakers–including one whose discoveries were front-page news in The New York Times this past February–discuss how Shakespeare used and creatively transformed his sources.