Shakespeare's World

A discussion of the world that Shakespeare knew: the world that produced the First Folio. Panelists include Dan Falk, Andrea Mays, and Eric Rasmussen. Moderated by Kyle DiRoberto.

Dan Falk has written for Smithsonian, New Scientist, Scientific American, Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, and many other publications, and is the author of three popular science books, "The Science of Shakespeare," In Search of Time" and "Universe on a T-Shirt." He’s been a regular contributor to Canadian public radio, and has won several international awards for his radio documentaries. He also hosts a podcast called BookLab, which reviews popular science books.

Andrea E. Mays has degrees in economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton and from UCLA, and teaches economics at California State University at Long Beach. Like Henry Folger, she is a native New Yorker and has had a lifelong Shakespeare obsession. She spent much of her Manhattan girlhood in the New York Public Library listening to vinyl LP recordings of performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company. "The Millionaire and the Bard" is her first book.

Foundation Professor and Chair of English at the University of Nevada, Eric Rasmussen is the award-winning author of "The Shakespeare Thefts: In Search of the First Folios." Stories about his recent authentication of a newly-discovered Shakespeare First Folio have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Guardian, NPR, CNN, and the BBC; The Washington Post has called him "the Robert Langdon of the Shakespearean world."


Saturday, March 12, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am


Special Collections at the University of Arizona Libraries
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Tucson, AZ 85721

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