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Lecture at Bowdoin College on Shakespeare's Roman Plays

Story posted May 15, 1999


May 4, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Paul Cantor will give a lecture, titled "Shakespeare's Roman Plays: Tragedy and the Limits of the City," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 in the Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union, at Bowdoin College. It is free and open to the public.

Cantor is an English professor at the University of Virginia and the author of "Shakespeare's Rome: Republic and Empire" and of the "Hamlet" volume in the Cambridge University Press Landmarks of World Literature series. He is a member of the National Council on the Humanities.

He earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from Harvard.

In 1970 a bequest by Jasper Jacob Stahl established the Stahl Lectureships in the Humanities. Stahl graduated from Bowdoin in 1909 and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the College in 1960.

The lectureships bring to Bowdoin scholars of the art, life letters, philosophy or culture of the Ancient Hebraic, Greek or Roman world or of the European Renaissance, the Elizabethan era or era of Goethe in Germany.

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