"Romeo and Juliet" - A Discussion with Prof. Mark Schenker
May 29, 2012 –In anticipation of the upcoming Shakespeare on the Sound summer theater series, Professor Mark Schenker will lead a fascinating discussion and exploration of the upcoming production of "Romeo and Juliet." Professor Schenker, an associate dean at Yale University, will speak at the Library on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM. The event will be held in the Adrian Lamb Room. Copies of the play will be available during the lecture; it is not necessary to read the play in advance.
Professor Mark J. Schenker has been with 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. Professor Schenker was the recipient of the 2001 Wilbur Cross Award for Outstanding Humanities Scholar, presented by the Connecticut Humanities Council.