Shakespeare Scholar To Discuss Hamlet March 31

March 30, 2004

Dr. John Russell Brown, visiting professor of theater at Middlesex University in London, will lecture at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in room 101 in the Carroll Science Building on the Baylor University campus. Brown's lecture, "Hamlet as a Mousetrap," is free and open to the public. A reception with refreshments will be held immediately after the lecture.

Founder of the department of drama and theatre arts at the University of Birmingham, Brown also has been a Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Dean of its Post-graduate Summer School. He has also been professor of English at the University of Sussex and professor of theatre and director of the graduate studio at the University of Michigan. From 1973 to 1988, he was an associate director of the National Theatre of Great Britain.

He is the author of many books, including New Sites for Shakespeare: Theatre, The Audience and Asia, Shakespeare: The Tragedies and Shakespeare and the Theatrical Event. He also has served as general editor of Theatre Production Studies and Theatre Concepts for Routledge Publishing and has recently been appointed general editor of their new series Theatres of the World: Guides to Current Practice.

In addition to the lecture, Brown, who will be on the Baylor campus Wednesday through Friday, will teach various theater classes.

For more information, call the English department at 710-1768.

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