Drew Forum 2016–2017 Season
This time around our lineup of nationally known speakers covers sports, politics, satire, show business and more.
Ticket prices are listed with each event and individual tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 973-408-3917, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
The Drew Forum speaker series is generously sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3702.
Folio News & Links
- 4 Things You Should Know About Shakespeare's First Folio
- The Record traces the history of First Folio
- BroadwayWorld reviews Richard III at @ShakespeareNJ
- Drew, Shakespeare Theatre celebrate the 1623 book's arrival
- JerseyArts interviews Drew's Chris Ceraso about the book that gave us Shakespeare
- Drew Co-Hosts Shakespeare’s First Folio
- Shakespeare Theatre is performing Richard III during the First Folio exhibition
- Drew's Jonathan Rose reviews book on First Folio
- Drew students create exhibits for First Folio
- Drew University chosen to host Shakespeare's First Folio
- Drew University site
- Folger's First Folio site
- Shakespeare Theatre of N.J. site
- Drew Department of Theatre and Dance
First Folio Events
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Student choreographers develop exciting new dance pieces inspired by the music of the Civil Rights Era.Find out more »
Celebrate the orchestra’s 30th anniversary as it reprises Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 6, performed at its debut concert in 1987. The Discovery Orchestra specializes in connecting listeners ages 10 and up with classical music in performances that are interactive, educational and entertaining.Find out more »
Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict Fourth Annual Gala and Peacebuilder Award Ceremony
Celebrating 10 Years of Peacebuilding: 2017 Peacebuilder Award Recipient Former Senator and Peace Envoy to Northern Ireland George Mitchell
Dean Hopper Graduate Student Conference: #QueerAF: (Re)presenting Gender and Sexuality in History and Cultural Studies
Drawing on multiple disciplines and perspectives on gender and sexuality, this conference invites challenges to the heteronormative, cisgender, patriarchal discourse of history. Discussion is centered on three themes: historical and cultural studies, linguistics and theory—and activism and media. Members of the public are welcome with conference registration.Find out more »
This orchestra of members representing seven counties in central New Jersey is committed to presenting New Jersey artists and composers, including some of today’s finest young musicians—like those showcased in this performance.Find out more »
Richard Walker C’44 was a scholar, educator, internationalist and ambassador to South Korea from 1981 to 1986. This exhibit celebrates his life in foreign relations and Asian studies and examines the lasting impact that he and his wife, Ceny, had on Korean-American relations. This exhibit is generously supported by the Ambassador Richard L. Walker Fund.Find out more »
Dazzling bravura meets epic instrumentation when virtuoso Sophie Bacelar performs Tchaikovsky’s cheerful and demanding cello showpiece, Variations on a Rococo Theme, followed by Mahler’s monumental and spellbinding masterwork, Symphony No. 1 “Titan.”Find out more »
Explore new ways of integrating music and liturgy in worship at this annual two-day event. Designed for pastors, worship leaders, congregation members and musicians, it uses spoken word, music, ritual and sacred text in ways that inspire justice, mercy and love.Find out more »