President Campo’s lecture on “The Tempest” rescheduled for November 2nd

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article appeared in this space on October 4, 2012.

President Campo directing local children in an impromptu production of Romeo and Juliet (August 16, 2011)
Me, poor man, my library
Was dukedom large enough.

—Prospero, The Tempest (I.ii.109-110)

On Wednesday, November 2nd, 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 in conjunction with 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 take place in the Library gallery area (first floor, near the windows in the back) and will begin at 12:00 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. For more information about this or other Library Book Club events, contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.