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Department of English

Dr. Miriam Gilbert

"Shakespeare and the 'likeness of a Jew': Shylock, Fagin and Disraeli"
1st Annual Lecture on Jewish Thought
October 19, 4:30 p.m., Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center

Open Reception to follow, 5:30-6:30 p.m., McLain Atrium, John S. Toll Science Center, sponsored by the Theta of Maryland chapter of Phi Beta Kappa

Dr. Miriam Gilbert, Professor of English, has taught at the University of Iowa since 1969. Professor Gilbert's major interests�as a teacher, a scholar, and a co-editor of anthologies�focus on drama, performance, and the teaching of drama. She has written performance histories (Shakespeare in Performance: Love's Labour's Lost, 1993, Shakespeare at Stratford: The Merchant of Venice, 2001), as well as articles on teaching Shakespeare through performance. She has taught eight seminars sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and now teaches "Shakespeare: Page and Stage," for the Bread Loaf School of English (summers). Her second home is in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

sponsored by: The Sophie Kerr Committee, The Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture, Washington College Hillel, and the Rose O'Neill Literary House.