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Shakespeare and the Public Conference (1975 : Evanston, Ill.)



“Shakespeare and the Public,” an international conference on Shakespeare as a popular artist, was held February 7 and 8, 1975, at Northwestern University. The Conference was sponsored by the World Center for Shakespeare Studies (Americans), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Northwestern University's School of Education, the department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the departments of Interpretation, Film and Theatre in the School of Speech. Conference organizers at Northwestern were Samuel Schoenbaum, Douglas Cole, and Leonard Barkan of the English Department and Robert Schneideman of the Theatre Department. Professor Schoenbaum, a noted Shakespearean scholar, was president of the World Center for Shakespearean Studies (Americas).

The Conference featured panel discussions, lectures, the American premiere of two films by French scholar and filmmaker Richard Marientras, and exhibits of Shakespearean memorabilia and materials relating to the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre in London. Oxford University Press also previewed Samuel Schoenbaum's book, William Shakespeare: A Documentary Life, at the Conference.

Panelists and speakers included Shakespeare scholars, educators, artists, and critics. Among the participants were the American actor, director, and producer Sam Wanamaker, Richard Marientras, Richard Hosley, Eric Christmas, Bernard Beckerman, C. Walter Hodges, J. L. Styan, Stuart Kaminsky, Leo Braudy, Roger Manvell, Wallace Douglas, Wallace Bacon, Robert Squires, Gladys Viedemanis, Samuel Schoenbaum, T.J.B. Spencer, Robert Schneideman, Michael Bawtree, Charles Marowitz, and Marvin Rosenberg.

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Records of the "Shakespeare and the Public" Conference

Identifier: 11/3/11/17
Abstract This series, filling one box and spanning the years 1974-1977, consists of the records of the “Shakespeare and the Public” Conference, including correspondence, transcriptions of speeches, reports, printed Conference materials, news clippings, and financial records. The records document Conference planning, programming, expenses, and publicity. Also included are records pertaining to the concluding banquet, a reception given by the Oxford University Press in honor of Samuel Schoenbaum,...
Dates: 1974-1977