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LIU Post to Host 400th-Year Celebration of Shakespeare


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Long Island University,

Dan Christoffel

LIU Post will host a 400th-year global celebration of Shakespeare, honoring the vibrancy, continued relevancy, and genius of this dramatist and poet. The goal of the celebration is to create a better understanding and enduring appreciation of Shakespeare’s work four centuries after his death. All programs are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public unless otherwise noted.

The celebration will feature an exhibit on Shakespeare from March 3 through March 31. Located in the Hutchins Gallery Lower Level, the exhibit will showcase the facsimile of the First Folio and other Shakespearean treasures from the Special Collections of the library, informational text on the First Folio from the Shakespeare Folger Library, and original artworks by Dan Christoffel, artist-in-residence at Post.

An exhibit opening on March 3 will feature a keynote lecture generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) led by Shakespeare scholar James Bednarz, Ph.D., professor of English at Post, and music curated by Mark Shapiro, Ph.D., associate professor of Music, from 12:30pm-1:30pm at Hillwood Commons Recital Hall. Following the opening event, attendees are invited to meet artist Dan Christoffel at the exhibit in the Hutchins Gallery from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

The Shakespeare commemoration continues with events throughout March and April. For more information and a full list of programming, visit:

Posted 02/02/2016

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