Shakespeare Week, one of Christ College’s newer traditions, was initiated by Christ College Dean Peter Kanelos, a renowned Shakespeare scholar. The week’s celebration of the Bard of Avon includes lectures, performances, and classroom visits by theatre professionals, culminating in three performances of a Shakespearean play by Actors from the London Stage, one of the world’s most celebrated traveling Shakespeare companies.

Dean Kanelos sees Shakespeare Week, which is co-sponsored by Valparaiso University’s Theatre and English departments, as a prime example of Christ College’s interdisciplinary spirit. “This was a wonderful opportunity for us to cross over and experience something together,” he says. “People hear ‘Shakespeare’ and they immediately think of theatre and English, but Shakespeare is a common currency that we share as part of our cultural conversation and cultural inheritance.”

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