This lecture will be presented by David J. Baker, a Peter G. Phialas professor of english and comparative literature at UNC-Chapel Hill.
We all know William Shakespeare was a consummate playwright, but how often do we remember he was also a savvy businessman? We’ll see how Shakespeare represents the commercial society of his day in dramas such as The Merchant of Venice and Timon of Athens, and consider the marketing implications of dramatic choices in Shakespeare’s time and in ours. David Baker will show us how to sell Shakespeare in the twenty-first century.
This lecture will take place from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and is sponsored by the UNC Program in the Humanities.
All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.
Register ahead of time and pay $18 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20 for everyone paying at the door.