Contemporary Approaches to Shakespeare

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2023 is the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio—the first collected edition of his works, and the first publication ever of plays including Macbeth and The Tempest. Why are we still reading and performing his works all these years later? How do we situate Shakespeare’s plays in a contemporary context? Join us for a roundtable discussion on Shakespeare in the 21st century. At this conversational panel, scholars will discuss Shakespeare in the context of race, prisons, and contemporary local productions.


  • Blaine Greteman (English)
  • Gina Hausknecht (English, Coe College)
  • Adam Knight (Producing Artistic Director, Riverside Theatre)
  • Mary Mayo (Theatre Arts)
  • Tracie Morris (Iowa Writers' Workshop)  

Free and open to all.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Old Capitol Museum
Senate Chambers
21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Erin Hackathorn in advance at 319-335-4034 or