August 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Crowl Delivers Paper, Keynote and Contributes to Several Books

Dr. Samuel Crowl, portrait

Dr. Samuel Crowl

Sam Crowl, Trustee Professor of English Emeritus, remains active as he approaches 50 years of teaching and writing at Ohio University.

In June he delivered a paper, “Dance Out the Answer: Kenneth Branagh’s Film of Much Ado about Nothing as Festive Comedy” at the Shakespearean Theatre Conference held annually at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. Later in the summer he spoke to the annual meeting of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference at Marietta College on his role (with three other Ohio Shakespeareans) in founding the organization back in 1977.

Book cover for Shakespeare Scholars in ConversationHe appears, with 24 other leading Shakespeareans, in Michael Jensen’s just published Shakespeare Scholars in Conversation, a series of interviews with noted Shakespeare scholars and critics including Stanley Wells, Peter Holland, Brian Vickers, Ann Thompson, Anne Barton, James Shapiro, Andrew Gurr, Jonathan Bate, and Barbara Mowat.

In September he will be a keynote speaker at an international conference on Shakespeare on Film to be held at Paul Valery University in Montpellier in the south of France. His talk is titled “Citizen Ken: Branagh, Shakespeare, and the Movies.”

Book cover for The Shakespearean WorldHe recently has published two essays, “’Nobody’s Perfect’: Cross-Dressing and Gender-Bending in Sven Gade’s Hamlet and Julie Taymor’s The Tempest” in The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare and Performance (Oxford University Press) and “The Cloud-capped Towers and the Charcoal Sketch: Shakespeare on Film in North America” in The Shakespearean World (Routledge). His essay “The Fool in Three Films of King Lear” will appear this fall in Shakespeare on Screen: King Lear (Cambridge University Press).

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