March 20, 2014 at 10:00 am

Ping Fellow Crowl Discusses His Latest Book

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., the Libraries is proud to host Dr. Samuel Crowl in another installment of its Authors@Alden series. Crowl, a Ping Institute founding fellow and trustee professor of English literature, will discuss his latest book, Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare’s Hamlet: The Relationship Between Text and Film.

The twice-distinguished University Professor is the author of numerous essays, articles, reviews, interviews and books about Shakespeare in performance including Shakespeare at the Cineplex: The Kenneth Branagh Era. His expertise has taken him on lecture tours everywhere from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, and on April 3rd, it brings him back to Alden Library.

Shakespeare’s “language in action” has been a source of enchantment for Crowl since his early teens. After an education with prominent Shakespeare critics at Hamilton College and Indiana University, he began his OHIO career in the 1970s teaching courses about Shakespeare on film. It quickly became apparent to him that many of the movies covered in his classes outshone their academic reputations. He followed his interest, connected with other like-minded scholars and rose to prominence in the field of Shakespearean film studies.

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