In his preface to the First Folio of Shakespeare’s works, Ben Jonson wrote that Shakespeare is “not of an age, but for all time!” Shakespeare’s works have resonated with generation after generation since they were written in the late sixteenth century. What made his writing so timeless? Why do his works carry such a monumental cultural cachet? Did Shakespeare invent modern English? To be or not to be?
To lend insight into these questions and more, Charlotte Community Radio’s Southern Wonder host Allison Braden will be talking with University of North Carolina Charlotte professors of English Dr. Jennifer Munroe and Dr. Kirk Melnikoff. Dr. Munroe’s work with Shakespeare has centered around interpretations of gender and ecology, while Dr. Melnikoff’s focus is on publishing history and performance. Each has a unique lens into understanding and engaging with Shakespeare’s work today.
Both Dr. Melnikoff and Dr. Munroe are involved with UNCC’s Shakespeare in Action initiative, which aims “to advance the study and enjoyment of Renaissance/Early Modern drama and culture, particularly through performance, on campus and in the broader Charlotte community.” We’ll hear about the ways that Shakespeare’s impact is continuing to be felt right here in Charlotte.
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