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Upcoming lecture to highlight work of Shakespeare

April 1, 2013

Jonathan Bate, provost of Worcester College and professor of English Literature at Oxford University, will present "Shakespeare Stages the World" on Thursday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. in Root Hall A-264 as part of the Joseph S. Schick Lecture Series.

Educated at Cambridge and Harvard Universities, Bate has taught at the University of Cambridge, the University of Liverpool and the University of Warwick. His publications include an edition of the complete works for the Royal Shakespeare Company, "Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination," "Shakespearean Constitutions," "Shakespeare and Ovid," "The Genius of Shakespeare," and "Soul of an Age: A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare." He has also written a one-act play, "Being Shakespeare." He has edited several of plays and poetry by John Clare and Andrew Marvell and written two works of eco-criticism. Bate is currently working on a biography of Ted Hughes.

Bate is a fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature and a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2006, he received the honor of Commander in the British Empire for his services to higher education.

The Joseph S. Schick Lectures in Language, Literature, and Lexicography is supported by an endowment given to the Department of English upon Schick's retirement in 1976.

Contact: Keith Byerman, professor of English, Indiana State University, at (812)-237-3208 or