Interview with John Andrews - Shakespeare Scholar Extraordinaire
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JOHN ANDREWS, OBE has dedicated his entire life and career to cultivating larger and more appreciative audiences for the Bard. Mr. Andrews spent a decade as Director of Academic Programs at the Folger Shakespeare Library, editing Shakespeare Quarterly and overseeing a center for advanced studies in the Renaissance. He also chaired a National Advisory Panel for The Shakespeare Plays, a BBC series that brought the complete works to American viewers between 1979 and 1985, and helped spearhead a touring exhibition, Shakespeare: The Globe and the World, that took Folger treasures around the nation while the playwright's classics were being presented on television.
Mr. Andrews' publications include a 3-volume reference set, William Shakespeare: His World, His Work, His Influence, and two editions of the poems and plays, a 19-volume clothbound collection known as The Guild Shakespeare and an annotated 16-volume paperback compilation, The Everyman Shakespeare.
In 1987 Mr. Andrews founded the Shakespeare Guild, a global non-profit organization to foster a deeper appreciation of the world’s most influential writer. In 1994 the Guild established the Sir John Gielgud Award for Excellence in the Dramatic Arts , an honor that has been presented to such notables as Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Kevin Kline, Ian
McKellen, and Vanessa Redgrave.
Mr. Andrews has been interviewed on a number of radio and television stations, as well as on the Voice of America, NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, and the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. He has also published articles in such periodicals as The American Scholar, the Atlantic, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
On June 19, 2000, during a ceremony at the British Embassy in Washington, Mr. Andrews was inducted as an Honorary Officer into the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Interview will be hosted by Shana Farr.
This Zoom discussion will be followed by a Q &A. Please email all questions to: email@example.com
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