Drew Forum 2018–2019 Season
This season’s roster of acclaimed headliners is sure to spark thought-provoking and spirited discussion among attendees. Presenters include a Pulitzer Prize–winning author and two high-profile newscasters and commentators.
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.
*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 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
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Curated by Head of Special Collections Brian Shetler and Special Collections Associate Candace Reilly, this event highlights the impact Mary Shelley’s novel has made on literature, society and culture. Featuring materials from Drew’s Special Collection of comic books, rare books and more.Find out more »
Exact dates and times TBD.
Off-off-Broadway comes to Drew in our premiere Out of the Box Festival. The program consists of new student work, existing plays and choreographic pieces, all meant to promote collaboration and experimentation, especially between theatre and dance. Out of the Box enables students to perform challenging work outside their comfort zones in a supportive process, without the pressures of full production.Find out more »
In this newly published English translation, The Women of Obernheide tells the story of 800 Jewish women forced into labor at the end of World War II. Newly edited by Drew Professor Emerita of German Edwina Lawler, the book is a diary of survivors’ written and oral accounts as well as a record of archival documents. Originally translated into English by former Drew faculty member Elfriede Smith, the book’s English edition includes reflections by Hedy Brasch, a member of Drew University’s Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and an Obernheide survivor.Find out more »
Nothing could be more perfect for the holiday season than this wintry and passionate romance. High drama launches this tale, and it quickly leads us into a world of bohemian gaiety. A denouement of magical rebirth and a moving reunion embody the spirit of the holiday season and what it represents at its core.Find out more »
Reception: December 7, 5–7 p.m.
View works by current Drew art students.Find out more »
Learn about the credentials you need for the next step in your career. Hear about our culture of faculty mentorship and community. Meet an admissions representative. Start your application! Learn about financial aid and housing. Register now.Find out more »
Handel began composing Messiah on August 22, 1741, and he completed it 24 days later. According to scholar Clifford Bartlett, “however hasty the composition, the power of the musical imagination, the wealth of ideas, the depth of inspiration and the sheer variety of invention continue to astonish.”Find out more »
Reception: February 22, 5–7 p.m.
Artist talk: To be announced
Curated by Lee Arnold
Jack Ryan explores contemporary culture through sonic theory, sculpture and optics. His new works are loosely based on suspicion of early avant-garde sound production and its ties to governments interested in the practice for covert operations.Find out more »
Debussy’s impressionist cello sonata and Brahms’s magisterial string sextet combine with Armenian Aram Khachaturian’s colorful clarinet trio and Welshman Huw Watkins’s piano quintet for a truly international flavor.Find out more »
Tickets $30 | $58 | $76 Students $20 Under 18 years old $15
A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro David Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses join NJFO to present this gripping tale of love, lust, corruption and the ultimate struggle for survival.Find out more »