Oct. 4: Potter reading
UD's Potter to present reading from 'The Life of William Shakespeare'
8:43 a.m., Sept. 17, 2012--Lois Potter, Ned B. Allen Professor Emerita of English at the University of Delaware, will present a reading at 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in 103 Gore Hall.
The reading is sponsored by the Department of English and a reception and book signing will follow in the Dome on the third floor of Memorial Hall.
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Potter retired in 2008. Before coming to UD in 1991, she had taught in the Universities of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Leicester, England.
She received her bachelor of arts degree from Bryn Mawr College and her doctorate from Cambridge University, where she was a Marshall Scholar. She has also been a visiting professor at Paris III/Sorbonne Nouvelle and Tsuda College, Tokyo.
Her publications include A Preface to Milton, Twelfth Night, in Macmillan's Text and Performance series; Othello, in the University of Manchester's Shakespeare in Performance series; Secret Rites and Secret Writing: Royalist Literature, 1641-1660; the Arden edition of The Two Noble Kinsmen; and, most recently, The Life of William Shakespeare, in Wiley-Blackwell's Critical Biography series.
She is also a frequent reviewer of plays. Edited collections include two books on Robin Hood, the subject of an international conference that she ran at UD in 2005. Both are published by the University of Delaware Press, of whose board she was a member for most of her years at UD.
She will be reading from her new book, The Life of William Shaksespeare: A Critical Biography, recently described by the London Times Literary Supplement as one of the most distinguished books of its kind
Potter will discuss the challenges of writing a biography of a figure at once so well known and so little documented -- and with whom, at first sight, she seemed to have nothing in common.
The event is made possible through the generosity of Charlotte Orth, a 1964 alumna, and Kenneth J. Reckford and the Charlotte Orth Shakespeare Fund.
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