Words on Will: Germaine Greer

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Full disclosure: Germaine Greer is pretty much my hero. And I plan on telling her so, if given the opportunity, when she lectures tonight at the Folger Shakespeare Library at their on-going series “Words on Will.” (I regrettably had to miss the last installment of the series, which featured Marjorie Gerber, author of “Shakespeare and Modern Culture.”)

The Australian-born scholar/feminist icon/journalist’s most recent work is “Shakespeare’s Wife,” an abnormally tempered – in comparison with previous scholars and bardologists – look at Anne Hathaway (no, not that one). The lecture is tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Library’s theater. Tickets are $12 regular admission, $6 with a student ID. More to come on the book and the reading… 

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Acacia has lived in DC since graduating from Vassar College with degrees in English and Italian. She cries daily at the thought of her imminent departure from this beloved city, as she will begin a Fulbright teaching grant in the Campania region, Italy come October. She’ll be blogging that experience too. Get at her: acaciaO@welovedc.com or follow her on twitter.

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