Drew Forum 2017–2018 Season

This year's lineup of nationally known speakers will cover sports, politics, satire, science and more.

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.

The Drew Forum speaker series is generously sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.

*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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Julia Wolfe: Steel Hammer

April 26 @ 8:00 pm

| Free

Featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars and Special Guests

Julia Wolfe, the 2017 Mellon Artist-in-Residence at Drew, is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, a 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner in music and a co-founder of the experimental music organization Bang on a Can. Steel Hammer reflects her love for the legends and music of Appalachia, culling from musical and oral traditions of the region. The text is inspired by the legendary American-worker ballad “John Henry,” while the music embraces wooden bones, mountain dulcimer, banjo and more to evoke the rich instrumental colors of Appalachia. The New York Times calls it a “wild hybrid” and “an obsessive study of the song’s many versions.”

Bang on a Can All-Stars
Ashley Bathgate, Cello | Robert Black, Bass | Vicky Chow, Piano | David Cossin, Percussion | Mark Stewart, Electric Guitar | Ken Thomson, Clarinets/Saxophone | with Emily Eagen, Katie Geissinger, Molly Quinn, Voice

Co-sponsored by Drew University Music Department and the Mellon Arts and the Common Good grant.

Details

Date:
April 26
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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