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Shakespeare Plus: Billy Collins, Shakespeare shrinkage, and a turkey trio
Collins is one of America’s most well-known poets. In a
wide-ranging interview, Collins talks about humanizing
Shakespeare and other literary titans, delves into his
own work and inspirations, and reads from his newest
collection, Musical Tables.
changes are almost always made, but what are the
reasons behind them? Austin Tichenor discusses the
troubling acceptance he sees among directors and actors
of the notion that Shakespeare is supposed to be hard
to understand, and how to combat this.
Patricia Akhimie, Director of the RaceB4Race Mentorship Network
and Associate Professor of English at Rutgers
University-Newark, has been named Director of the Folger
lead the Folger’s scholarly programs and fellowships,
supporting new and established forms of scholarship in the
early modern humanities and making new connections with working
scholars and the public.
Akhimie begins as the Folger Institute’s Director in summer