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Loyola University Chicago Presents 24th Annual McElroy Memorial Shakespeare Celebration
Event Explores Shakespearean Themes Through Lecture and Performance

Loyola University Chicago’s departments of English and theatre present the 24th annual McElroy Memorial Shakespeare Celebration. The McElroy Celebration combines lecture and performance to explore major themes in Shakespearean criticism. This year’s event, “Green Creating Nature: Dynamic Ecologies in The Winter’s Tale,” is presented by Steve Mentz, PhD, professor of English at St. John’s University.

Dr. Mentz has been published widely in the field of Shakespeare and Renaissance studies and authored At the Bottom of Shakespeare’s Ocean (2009) and The Age of Thomas Nashe (2013). Loyola students will join professional Chicagoland actors to perform versions of scenes from The Winter’s Tale that illustrate Dr. Mentz’s ecocritical interpretation of the play. These scenes will be directed by Ann Shanahan, associate professor of theatre at Loyola.

The event honors the late Bernard McElroy, a beloved professor of Loyola’s English Department. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

For more information about the celebration, visit www.mcelroyshakespeare.wix.com/loyolauniversity or email lcraig1@luc.edu. Follow @ShakesMcElroy on Twitter for regular updates on conference themes and program.

Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago
Mundelein Center for the Performing Arts, Newhart Family Theatre
1020 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

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