In addition to this seminar, Bill Harlan will be giving a lecture entitled, “‘Aye, Too Gentle!’: Re-Examining the Motives for Evil in Othello,” on April 4. For more information on this lecture, please visit the event page.
Registration for the seminar with Bill Harlan is free and open to the public. However, because capacity is limited, advance enrollment is necessary. Enrollment will be primarily on a first come, first served basis, though preference is given to UCLA students and faculty members. Readings will be identified and, if they are not readily available, will be distributed in advance to participants, who will be expected to read them and participate actively in the discussion. A pizza lunch will be delivered at the end of the seminar. To enroll, please e-mail Professor Daniel Lowenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill Harlan, has been a community college educator for 55 years, specializing in teaching Shakespeare. He has taught all of Shakespeare’s plays to people of all ages. For 37 years he led tours to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he was one of the Festival’s frequent and most popular guest lecturers. In those lectures he displayed an unusual ability to present penetrating analyses of the plays and make them immediately accessible to an audience ranging from novices to experts. In addition, he has written adaptations of Hamlet, The Tempest and Taming of the Shrew for the stage. In recent years he has established a program called “Shakespeare at the Movies” for senior citizens, and he helped found a new college.