Please note that limited galleries remain open while we install our upcoming exhibitions. Learn more

The Droeshout Portrait of William Shakespeare, from the First Folio

David S. Rodes & Ron Rosenbaum

  • This is a past program

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, two leading scholars discuss arguments concerning how Shakespeare’s works should be printed and performed. Ron Rosenbaum, author of The Shakespeare Wars, has written for the New York Observer, the New York Times, Harper’s, the Atlantic, and the New Yorker. David Rodes is Professor Emeritus in UCLA’s Department of English where he taught Shakespeare for many years. He has also consulted on international stage, film, and television projects on classical theater. 

Complimentary coffee, tea and a book signing with Rosenbaum will follow the conversation.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. 

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.