Roger Williams, Shakespearian Lecturer at Bishop’s U., CEGEP Instructor
"Nobody's Fool -- Shakespeare and His Clowns"
A real treat is in store for those attending the May meeting of the Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley at the Auberge West Brome on Monday May 4th. Following the Spring Luncheon which begins at 12 noon, Shakespearian lecturer Roger Williams will entertain with the topic “Nobody’s Fool – Shakespeare and His Clowns”
Roger Williams, has flourished in an atmosphere of drama and storytelling all his life. As a boy growing up in Wales, he learned the power of drama in the pulpit from his father, a Baptist minister. Naturally as he studied in school and later in university he was attracted to William Shakespeare, a master playwright and story teller. He continued to study the bard and earned a Master of Arts degree from University of New Brunswick and later completed a doctorate from the University of Wales.
When he began his teaching career, most of which was at Marianopolis College in Montreal, he always found ways to introduce Shakespeare, sometimes magical and humorous and sometimes thought provoking and dramatic. In his retirement Williams has continued to share his enthusiasm with students at Bishops’ University. Each time he rereads a play, he interprets something new and finds Shakespeare always relevant to our modern lives. Along with his love of drama, Roger has enjoyed singing and has sung with groups such as the Tudor singers and the choir of the Church of St Andrews and St Paul in Montreal.
Roger Williams’ talk will begin at 2:00 p.m. All are welcome. If you wish to attend the luncheon at 12 noon, you may reserve your tickets ($25 for members. $30 for non-members), by phoning Claire Hobbs at 450-295-2349
If you want to simply come for the presentation at 2:00 p.m. there is a $10 fee for non-members.