Tag Archives: shakespeare

Will'n in Weslaco: Macbeth

Conquering Fortune: The Macbeths’ Enterprise

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Dr. Dustin GishWill’n in Weslaco is the Rio Grande Valley’s first and only annual Shakespeare festival. Every spring, Weslaco celebrates one play by the Immortal Bard. The STC Library will host a lecture by Professor Gish (University of Houston) on Shakespeare’s Macbeth on April 18 at 6PM. Join us either on Zoom Webinar or in room G288 on Mid-Valley Campus for this informative guest lecture.

Event Title: “Conquering Fortune: The Macbeths’ Enterprise”
Speaker: Dr. Dustin Gish
Date: Tuesday, April 18th, 2023
Time: 6PM CST
Register here: Link

Love, Drugs, and Politics

Love, Drugs, and Politics in Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Love Drugs and PoliticsSTC Library is thrilled to present Professor Emerita of Kenyon College, Pamela K. Jensen on this year’s Will’n in Weslaco featured play, Romeo and Juliet. Join us on April 5th at 6PM on Zoom Webinar or in-person at Mid-Valley Campus G288 for this conversation about Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy.

 Pam K. JensenEvent Title: “Love, Drugs, and Politics in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”

Speaker: Pamela K. Jensen

Date: Tuesday, April 5th 2022

Time: 6PM – 7PM CST

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__6e6z8WtRb6QwGjcDaTCAA


Shakespeare’s Anatomy of Love: Much Ado About Nothing

A recording of this lecture is now available: https://youtu.be/2ogILax0p0E

STC Library presents scholar, author, and professor Dr. Paul Cantor of the University of Virginia, who will be discussing Shakespeare’s play, “Much Ado About Nothing.”

“Shakespeare’s contemporaries promoted an overly idealistic—and hence impractical—view of love, which bred overly cynical views of love in reaction. In Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare used all his considerable comedic skills to debunk these false ideas of love, and thereby to reintegrate alienated lovers into society, and restore the healthy role of love as a force for community.”

STC students, faculty, and staff are invited to enjoy film versions of the play, “Much Ado About Nothing,” from 1984, 1993, and 2012. The play can also be read in full, here. Access to these resources requires an STC username and password.

A free, online version of the play, “Much Ado About Nothing,” can be accessed by the public, here.