Mount Union Professor and Students to Present Shakespeare Seminar in Cleveland

March 09, 2016

ALLIANCE, Ohio - Kevin Kern, assistant professor and chair of the department of theatre at the University of Mount Union, has been invited to present a seminar on new ways to study Shakespeare at the Hermit Club in Cleveland, on Sunday, March 13.Professor Kevin Kern

Theseminar, hosted by by the English Speaking Union, the Rowfant Club, the Hermit Club and the Cleveland Public Library, is intended for those who are not necessarily students of Shakespeare, but who want a better understanding and familiarity of the Bard.

“I am planning what I think will be an interesting presentation on how studying Shakespeare as a maker of plays will yield better results than studying him as an author,” Professor Kern explains. “Simply put: Shakespeare was a Playwright, so start studying him as one.

This invitation is not only great for Kern as a professional, but for Mount Union’s theatre department as well.

“This seminar series includes some pretty heavy hitters from professional and educational theatre in Ohio. That the Mount Union Theatre Department is being invited to participate proves that our department, and by extension our university, is indeed growing in stature.”

Accompanying Professor Kern are three upperclassmen; David Lenahan ’16, Sarah Yanni ‘16 and Alexandra Waitinas ‘16. These students will help Professor Kern prepare and present the information.

The student involvement in this seminar is a great way for students to network and a great way for the community to learn about interesting topics.

“Service Learning is an important component of a Mount Union education,” states Kern. “The opportunity to enrich the lives of people outside of our campus using the knowledge and skills gained in a Mount Union theatre classroom benefits the community and our students equally. It’s a ‘win/win’ of the highest order.”

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