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DavidsonLearns Spotlight Event: Romeo and Juliet, a Story for a Lifetime

by | Sep 5, 2023

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A DavidsonLearns Spotlight Event:
Romeo and Juliet:  A Story for a Lifetime…

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a well-known classic, a high school staple. Are its themes and messages the same after years of re-reading and teaching? Dr. Cynthia Lewis is a Shakespeare scholar who has the experience of teaching this play regularly for several decades throughout her career. Dr. Lewis discusses how rigorous, repetitive study of the play deepens understanding and gives this classic more meaning than the high school encounter. Join us for some well-loved Shakespeare!

Event Details

The Event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, September 20
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Davidson Town Hall, Lower Level Community Room, 251 South Street, Davidson, NC. *

* Please enter from parking lot in rear of building through the double red doors to left of glass entrance.

Cynthia Lewis, PhD

Presented by Cynthia Lewis, PhD

Cynthia Lewis taught in the Davidson College English Department from 1980 to 2023. She is a Shakespeare scholar and a nonfiction writer, two interests that intersect in her book “The Game’s Afoot”: A Sports Lover’s Introduction to Shakespeare. She has won several teaching awards, and her nonfiction has been recognized with various prizes and honors. She has extensive experience staging Shakespeare’s plays with students, one of her favorite teaching approaches.



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