South Franklin Circle Dialogue Series Welcomes Back Shakespeare Scholar Ralph Williams

The 2010-2011 South Franklin Circle Dialogue series welcomes back Shakespeare scholar, Ralph Williams with “Too Deep for Tears: Shakespeare’s Comedies” Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., at South Franklin Circle, 16575 S. Franklin St, Bainbridge Township. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP required. Please call (440) 247-1300, or visit

More about Ralph Williams
Ralph Williams is a Professor in the Department of English, Language and Literature  at the University of Michigan. He has studied 15 languages including Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic, and uses Italian, French, and Latin, especially frequently. He specializes in Medieval and Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, literary theory, comparative literature and Biblical studies. He has taught such wide-ranging courses as The Bible in English, plus the literature of Chaucer to Frederick Douglass, to the works of Primo Levi and the Memory of Auschwitz.

Professor Williams was Associate Chair of the Department of English (for the second time) from 1999 to 2002. He also served from 1996 to 1999 as Director of the Program on Studies in Religion. While Associate Chair of the English Department, he was instrumental in creating and developing the Royal Shakespeare Company  Residency program at the University of Michigan.


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About the South Franklin Circle Dialogue series
The South Franklin Circle Dialogue series presents stimulating forums designed to inform and inspire the community. Future speakers and topics will cover the arts, culture, current events and social and political issues. Dialogues is presented in collaboration with the Chagrin Foundation for Arts and Culture.

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