Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Lincoln’s Favorite Shakespeare

Where: The Reading Room in Bryant Park

On the 42nd Street side of the park between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY

When: Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 7:00 pm

Collaborative Programs: Word for Word Non-Fiction at the Bryant Park Reading Room

Featuring: Harold Holzer

Details: In collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, the Bryant Park Reading Room presents a series of free lectures on popular topics including biography, the Supreme Court, Civil War history, and more.

As an admirer of literature and the theater, Abraham Lincoln often turned to the works of William Shakespeare for inspiration and comfort. As President, he saw all the great Shakespearian actors of the day and regaled visitors with his own interpretive recitations of his favorite soliloquies. Join Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer for an illuminating talk on the 16th President’s relationship with The Bard.
Harold Holzer, the author, co-author, or editor of more than 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era, is Jonathan F. Fanton Director of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

Cost: Free Admission. No advance reservations. First come, first served.

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