The Drew Forum
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.
All events are held in the Concert Hall of the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts unless otherwise noted. You may reach the Concert Hall box office at drew.edu/boxoffice or 973-408-3176.
Lectures, panels and workshops covering a wide range of topics in history, pop culture, literature and education.
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Students, faculty and theatre professionals showcase their talents in an eclectic mix of modern performances.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students, unless otherwise indicated. For ticket reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Call Drew’s box office at 973-408-3030.
All visual art exhibits are held at the Korn Gallery of the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, unless otherwise noted. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 4 p.m., select weekends and by appointment. For information, visit drew.edu/korngallery or call 973-408-3758.
Writers@Drew events are co-sponsored by the Casement Fund and the English Department and are always free.
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 email@example.com 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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Placing this current period of political conflict into the broader history of nationalism and the rise of nation-states in Europe and the West, this talk examines how the call of populist parties to save democracy from liberal globalism threatens to undermine the very foundations of Western democracy.Find out more »
7th Annual Dean Hopper Conference: Refugees, Citizenship and Belonging: Towards a History of the Present
Over the past five years, the denunciation of refugees and the assertion that they pose a mortal threat to the nation have become increasingly mainstream political tactics. The current focus on refugees, and the familiar claim that we are experiencing a “refugee crisis” is clearly a response to geo-political events. The 7th Annual Dean Hopper Conference placing the current “refugee crisis” in cultural, historical and political context.Find out more »
As the narrative structures, visual images and design features offered in elementary, middle-grade and young adult literature grow more complex, educators need to foster new approaches for helping readers navigate these changes. Participants will spend time reading and analyzing the narrative structures, visual images and design features offered in graphic novels in order to foster new strategies and approaches for helping young readers navigate and understand them.Find out more »
Curated by Drew’s own Candace Reilly and Brian Shetler, this exhibit traces the history of fashion from the 19th century to the present. It explores the way we dress, from head to toe and from ordinary to extraordinary!Find out more »
This workshop will outline how a community of writers can be built within an elementary classroom. Students build trust among one another and forming peer writing groups that will help them become more accountable not just for their writing, but for one another’s writing as well. Techniques for setting up the physical space of a writing group, teaching active listening and teaching responding using accountable talk will be introduced so students can become more independent throughout this process. Gateway activities will be used to gamify the experience for students before it is introduced into the writing workshop. Your classroom will become a place where students become true writers and creators and everyone works as a unit to make the magic happen.Find out more »
Celebrate the opening of the Drew University Library’s fashion exhibit. The exhibit curators, Candace Reilly and Brian Shetler, will be joined by a special guest from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey to share their insights about fashion, art, history and theater.Find out more »
In this one day face-to-face seminar we will examine both the tenets of restorative justice and teaching tolerance management styles. This seminar will be interactive and teachers will leave with an actionable toolkit. K–12 teachers welcome!Find out more »
Dr. Jennifer Gromada G’19 will speak on the wartime service and writings of twentieth-century Anglo-American writer Mary Borden.Find out more »
Tipple-Vosburgh and Frederick A. Shippey Lectures: Christian Proclamation and the Future of Democracy
Join us for the 2019 Tipple-Vosburgh and Frederick A. Shippey Lectures, which will examine the themes of Christian proclamation and the future of democracy.Find out more »
Speaker: Dr. Michael Gialanella This presentation will explore a possible connection of President Nixon’s bombing and incursion into Cambodia, the so-called “sideshow” of the Vietnam War, with the rise of the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot’s genocidal policies in that country. Instead of delving into the specifics of the Cambodian Genocide, it will be asked if U.S. policy, to any degree, might have contributed to it.Find out more »
Featuring guest speakers discussing superheroes and the fashion they inspire, this convention welcomes cosplayers, comic-enthusiasts and all who are enthralled by heroes who wear capes. Artists, editors and creators will be on hand to share their work and experiences.Find out more »
Storyboarding, or picture writing, is the origin of all written languages, used by ancient cultures before text evolved and can serve as a natural bridge to writing text. Learn to use the technique that combines children’s love of drawing with their storytelling in order to help students create irresistible content.Find out more »
Presented by Dr. Thomas Jay Oord Join us for an evening with Dr. Thomas Jay Oord, theologian, philosopher and scholar of multidisciplinary studies. Oord is a best- selling and award-winning author, having written or edited more than 25 books. His latest publication, God Can’t: How to Believe in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse and Evils, has been featured on the popular podcast The [De] Constructionists with Adam Narloch and John Williamson. A gifted speaker, Oord is known for his…Find out more »
Sex, Subversion and Stolen Underwear: Fashion as a Tool of Resistance in 19th- Century D.C.’s Underground Queer Balls
Author, journalist and LGBTQ historian Channing Joseph discusses his upcoming book, House of Swann, exploring the life of the first self- identified drag queen in U.S. history, William Dorsey Swann. Joseph’s talk will examine the history of drag and LGBTQ+ subcultures, providing context for the fashion exhibit and the subversive act of queering fashion.Find out more »
The theatrics of drag are back at the Methodist Archives! Drag queens use the elements of irony, camp, humor, gaudiness and pageantry in their fashion and performance. Returning drag queen Pissi Myles and photographer David Ayllon are joined by opera-trained drag performer Jasmine Rice Labeija as they discuss what fashion means to the art of drag.Find out more »
Who or what haunts the campus of Drew University, and what roams the Pine Barrens of New Jersey? University Archivist Matthew Beland, and guest speaker Dr. Brian Regal share strange tales and oddities such as the legend of the Jersey Devil and the ghosts who haunt The Forest!Find out more »
This workshop will be led by Drew University’s Instructional Technology Department. Interested in learning more about using a Smartboard? Screencasting? Swivl and GoReact? Participate in an Escape Room? Here’s your chance to learn about the new educational basics and innovations in a low-stress environment. The day includes a judgement-free technology playground where you can learn how to apply technology in any classroom.Find out more »
Dr. Joseph Eisinger’s childhood experience escaping Nazi- occupied Vienna is described in his 2016 book, Flight and Refuge: Reminiscences of A Motley Youth. After a calm, middle-class childhood, his parents sent him by Kindertransport (children’s transport) from Austria to Britain, where he found work as a farm “lad” in Yorkshire, and then, as a dishwasher in a Brighton hotel. Following the fall of France, he was interned as an “enemy alien” and was transported to Canada.Find out more »
In conjunction with “On Dress”: Form and Fashion, this paper doll fashion show will feature uniquely designed attire by Drew University students and demonstrate the merging of modern-day fashion with the classic template of the vintage paper doll.Find out more »
Curated by Drew’s own Brian Shetler and Candace Reilly, this exhibit features rare books, manuscripts, archival documents, photographs and artifacts related to the history of world travel and exploration. From high seas to highways, plains to planes, and everything in-between, the exhibit will explore the ways in which we have traveled the globe.Find out more »
This showcase will highlight the work of students in Prof. Liana Piehler’s Watercolorist’s Craft course who have used special collections material to influence their work and inspire their imaginations. This event, conceived by student Bruce Dalziel C’20, will show the works in a gallery setting and give students a chance to show off their archives-inspired creations.Find out more »