—Prospero, The Tempest (I.ii.109-110)
On Wednesday, October 10th, the Library will host a must-attend literary event: President Campo will lecture and lead a discussion on Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest. This lecture will be Dr. Campos’s third Shakespeare event at the Library: In February 2010, Dr. Campo gave a Valentine’s Day lecture on Romeo and Juliet, which he reprised in slightly different form at our 2011 Regent Reads festival of children’s literature (see photo).
President Campo holds a Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in drama and taught English and theatre for many years. As a man of the theatre, one of the strengths he brings to Shakespeare is approaching the plays not only as literature, but as dramatic works written for the stage and for an audience. Dr. Campo and the Library are offering this lecture as an introduction to the October 12th premiere of Regent Theatre’s production of The Tempest.
Like the Bible, Shakespeare ought to be read and re-read over a lifetime. This lecture offers the Regent community a unique opportunity to enjoy Dr. Campo’s dual perspective (and humor) on Shakespeare’s valedictory work for the stage.
The event will begin at 1:00 (immediately following University Chapel) with light refreshments. The lecture & discussion will be filmed and a link to the video will be placed on the Library website within a few days.