Botanical Shakespeare lecture and book signing

Botanical Shakespeare by Gerit Quealy

Author Gerit Quealy will discuss and sign copies of her new book, Botanical Shakespeare.

Sunday, October 15, 2017
1 p.m.
Linnaeus Room, Regenstein Center
Preregistration required. 
Admission to the lecture is free; regular parking fees apply.

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Quealy is a noted American writer, editor, journalist, actor, and producer.

Shakespearean scholar and author Gerit Quealy will discuss her newly published book Botanical Shakespeare: an Illustrated Compendium of All the Flowers, Fruits, Herbs, Trees, Seeds, and Grasses Cited by the World’s Greatest Playwright. 

Within this unique volume, Quealy includes a description and color botanical illustration by artist Sumié Hasegawa-Collins for each of the 170 plant references found throughout the Bard’s plays and poems. These, along with a foreword by Helen Mirren, makes this an enchanting work.

Lutenist Christopher Morrongiello (listen here to his YouTube performances) will perform during the program. He will be joined by a soprano for two flower songs.

Following the lecture with Ms. Quealy, there will be a book signing in the Lenhardt Library and a viewing of associated volumes in the Rare Book Room. Copies of Botanical Shakespeare are available for purchase in the Garden Shop.