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Talk by Richard McCoy: "Shadows, Dreams, and Poetic Faith in Shakespeare"

​Wednesday, April 30, 2014; 12:15-1:30pm
Rosenthal 230
Light refreshments will be served

Richard McCoy is Distinguished Professor of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is the author of four books – Sir Philip Sidney: Rebellion in Arcadia (Rutgers, 1979), The Rites of Knighthood: The Literature and Politics of Elizabethan Chivalry (California, 1989), Alterations of State: Sacred Kingship in the English Reformation (Columbia, 2002), and Faith in Shakespeare (Oxford, 2013), as well as numerous articles on Renaissance poetry and Shakespeare’s plays. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council for Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Huntington Library. He is Chair of the Council of Scholars for New York’s Theatre for a New Audience and has served as a speaker and consultant for Shakespeare performances at Classic Stage Company, the Pearl Theater Company, Target Margin, the Public Theater, and the Shakespeare Society, as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company and Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival.


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