Apr. 11, 2011
Dr. Samuel Crowl, Shakespearean scholar, will be speaking at Shawnee State University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 in the Sodexo West Ballroom.
Crowl is trustee professor of English at Ohio University where he has taught since 1970. He is the author of "Shakespeare Observed," "Shakespeare at the Cineplex," "The Films of Kenneth Branagh," "Shakespeare and Film: A Norton Guide" and The New Kittredge Shakespeare edition of "Henry IV, Part One."
He has been honored five times for distinguished teaching including being selected as a university professor in 1975 and 1995. From 1981 to 1992 he served as dean of the University College where he helped to design and implement a new comprehensive general education requirement for all Ohio University students. That program latter won a prestigious Program Excellence Award from the Ohio Board of Regents.
Crowl has lectured on Shakespeare and Film at the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Shakespeare Institute, and colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. He has held distinguished visiting professorships at the University of Toulouse in France and the University of Malaga in Spain. His wife, Susan, is professor emeritus of English and a noted scholar on the works of Robert Browning.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call Dr. Rhoni Maxwell-Rader at (740) 351-3094 or e-mail Rmaxwellrader@shawnee.edu.