Drew Forum 2016–2017 Season

This time around our lineup of nationally known speakers covers sports, politics, satire, show business and more.

Note: The Earl Monroe event originally scheduled for March 14 at The Concert Hall has been rescheduled to March 28 at Crawford Hall. Start time is still 8 p.m.

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 hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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March 2017

In The Game: Earl Monroe and Ira Berkow

March 28 @ 8:00 pm
Crawford Hall,
Ehinger Center, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Hall of Fame basketball star known as “Earl the Pearl” talks with Pulitzer Prize–winning sports journalist Ira Berkow.

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April 2017

The Drew Forum Presents the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lecturer: Ron Chernow

April 5 @ 8:00 pm
Simon Forum,
Simon Forum and Athletic Center, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Hear from Ron Chernow, the best-selling author of the book that inspired the Pulitzer Prize–winning musical Hamilton.

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