Peter Holland: Forgiving and Forgetting, Shakespeare and Power

November 3, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Choir Room, Robinson Hall

Distinguished Shakespeare scholar Peter Holland shares his recent research into Shakespeare and memory. Dr. Holland is McMeel Family Professor in Shakespeare Studies in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at Notre Dame University. Prior positions include the Judith E. Wilson Reader in Drama and Theatre at the University of Cambridge (1996-1997) and Director of the Shakespeare Institute and Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham (1997-2002). His first book, The Ornament of Action, was a study of Restoration comedy in performance. Subsequent work has concentrated on Shakespeare in performance and on editing Shakespeare’s plays. He is editor of Shakespeare Survey, general editor with Stanley Wells of the Oxford Shakespeare Topics series, associate general editor of the Oxford Drama Library, and series editor of Redefining British Theatre History. His article on ‘"William Shakespeare" is the longest entry in the new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Other interests include David Garrick, recent British drama, performance theory, and English pantomimes.