Who was William Shakespeare? Could an “upstart crow” with no formal (university) education or aristocratic pedigree really have written so many works of such timeless perfection? Could a “mere” actor really possess such a sweeping command of language and intricate philosophical reflection? Or was there someone else behind the scenes – the godfather (or godmother) of ghostwriters? If so, who were some of the candidates?
Join Shakespeare Dallas’ Executive & Artistic Director Raphael Parry & Shakespeare in Love actor Montgomery Sutton as Dr. Connie Tate (Texas A&M) directs an audience centered conversation - “A prose by any other name: Who was William Shakespeare?” In this discussion, you will enter the centuries old debate regarding the “true” identity of the famous playwright amid dozens of possible “bogus bards.” You will discuss what evidence exists for either scenario, Shakespeare’s contemporaries, the context of authorship in the current Shakespeare Dallas production of Shakespeare in Love, and engage in a (hopefully) lively discussion.
6:00 – 7:00 | Talk at Interabang Books
7:15 - 8:30 | Benefactor Reception
We have room for 30 people at private reception which will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Please reserve your spot before July 9th!