Get Ready for Shakespeare on the Sound! Exploring "Much Ado About Nothing!"

Category: Speakers & Lecture Series
Location: Curtis Gallery

In anticipation of Shakespeare on the Sound’s summer production, on Sunday, June 12, at 3:00 pm, Professor Mark Schenker will be leading a discussion on William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at the New Canaan Library in the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery.

Professor Schenker of Yale University will lead the discussion of Much Ado About Nothing both as an individual play and with respect to its place in the Shakespeare canon. Copies of Much Ado About Nothing will be available during the lecture. It is not necessary to read the play in advance. 

Mark J. Schenker has been at Yale College since 1990.  He is currently an associate dean of the College and dean of academic affairs.  Born and raised in New York City, he received his Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia University and has taught at Columbia, New York University, and Trinity College (Hartford).  He has led book discussion series in public libraries in Connecticut for over twenty years through programs sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council and lectures frequently on literary topics for public audiences.  He was the recipient of the 2001 Wilbur Cross Award for Outstanding Humanities Scholar, presented by the Connecticut Humanities Council.