Drew Forum 2018–2019 Season

This season’s roster of acclaimed headliners is sure to spark thought-provoking and spirited discussion among attendees.

Tickets can be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 973-408-3917, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets for all events are general admission.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and range from $32 to $75.* They may be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey online or by calling 973-408-3917.

*Plus $6 handling fee per order.

Co-sponsored by The Casement Fund and the English department, the Writers@Drew reading series hosts a variety of published authors, who recite excerpts from their works for the Drew community throughout the academic year. The list of previous guest authors includes Drew alumni/ae, faculty, poets and fiction/nonfiction writers, such as Priscilla Becker, William Giraldi, Kathleen Graber, Phil Kay, Collum McCann, Sean Nevin, Patrick Phillips, Kevin Prufer, Jacqueline Woodson and Courtney Zoffness. At the end of the spring semester, the Drew Student Writing Prize winners read their award winning poetry and prose for the Drew community.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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Drew Forum Presents Governor John Kasich

April 9 @ 8:00 pm

| $50/$75*

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Two-term former Ohio Governor John R. Kasich is a politician, a New York Times bestselling author and a former Fox television host. In 2016, he ran for president in a field of 16 GOP candidates and was the last to withdraw before Donald Trump became the nominee.

Audiences might be surprised, then, to hear him say that he’s not very interested in politics. After listening to his impassioned thoughts on the state of our nation, however, you’ll understand where he’s coming from. Kasich believes that we need to reach beyond politics and the issues that divide us to achieve solutions through unity and resilience. With a focus on civility and purpose, Kasich offers insight into a view of humanity that inspires self-reflection, invites action and motivates all of us to strive to be better citizens.

Kasich offers his reflections on business, government, the history of change, as well as the power of individuals to affect change at the local level and turn that momentum into something bigger. The four-time author takes a page from his New York Times bestseller, Two Paths: America Divided or United to advocate for the simplicity that comes from “living a bigger life than ourselves” as an antidote to what divides us.

Sponsored by the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.

*Plus $6 handling fee.

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Date:
April 9
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
$50/$75*
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Venue

Simon Forum
Simon Forum and Athletic Center, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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