Gilbert to give an illustrated talk on Shakespeare at Coe

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2013-09-16 14:07:25 - General

University of Iowa Professor Emerita Miriam Gilbert

University of Iowa Professor Emerita Miriam Gilbert will give an illustrated talk on "Shakespeare and the 'likeness of a Jew': Shylock, Fagin and Disraeli" on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in Kesler Lecture Hall in Hickok Hall on the Coe College campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge.

Gilbert taught at the University of Iowa from 1969 to 2013. Her major interests - as a teacher, a scholar and a co-editor of anthologies - focus on drama, performance and the teaching of drama. Considered an authority on Shakespeare, Gilbert has written two books studying his individual plays in performance including “Shakespeare in Performance: Love's Labour's Lost" in 1993 and "Shakespeare at Stratford: The Merchant of Venice" in 2001. In addition, she has published numerous articles on teaching Shakespeare through performance.

She has taught eight seminars sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, two for college teachers and six for high school teachers. Gilbert's second home is in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, where she lectures for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, in between seeing plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

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