Roots of William Shakespeare subject of Vanderbilt lecture; Director of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust to speak

NASHVILLE, Tenn. ñ An expert on William Shakespeare will share research
into the beginnings of the greatest writer in Western civilization
during a lecture at Vanderbilt University.

Roger Pringle, director of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust at
Stratford-upon-Avon in England, will deliver the 2004 Walter Clyde
Curry Shakespeare Lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7.

The lecture in Room 126 of Wilson Hall on the Vanderbilt campus is free
and open to the pubic. The title is "Recovering Shakespeare’s Roots:
New Discoveries."

Pringle is in charge of Shakespeare’s birthplace and four other
historic houses connected to the dramatist and his family. The trust
runs the sites as tourism destinations and also functions as an
educational center.

The Walter Clyde Curry Shakespeare Lecture honors a beloved English
professor who taught at Vanderbilt for four decades. It has brought an
eminent Shakespeare scholar or performers to campus every other year
since 1982.

Media contact: Jim Patterson, (615) 322-NEWS

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