CORVALLIS, Ore. - Patrick Spottiswoode, education director for the Globe Theatre in London and the president of the Shakespeare Theatre Association will be at Oregon State University on Jan. 17 and 19 presenting two public lectures. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Spottiswoode will give a talk on "Around the Globe: Shakespeare's Words and His Theatre" at the Center for Humanities on 8th and Jefferson in Corvallis. And on Thursday, Jan. 19, he will speak about "Creating a Chink in the Wall," at the Lab Theatre in Withycombe Hall on the OSU campus.

Both presentations are free and open to the public, and begin at 4 p.m.

Spottiswoode joined Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in 1984 and became founding director of Globe Education in 1989. In 1995 he initiated a 30-year project to stage readings and record actors performing all surviving plays written by Shakespeare's contemporaries.

Other projects include the first Globe Master of Arts in Shakespeare Studies with King's College London, a two-year program celebrating Shakespeare and Islam and, more recently, a "Shakespeare is German" series of events including the launch of a book of translations, "Goethe on Shakespeare."

Spottiswoode is also president of the Shakespeare Theatre Association.

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Charlotte Headrick, 541-737-4918