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Julia and Eli

The UCI New Swan Shakespeare Center

WHY SHAKESPEARE?

The name “Shakespeare” is practically synonymous with English literature, world literature, and the art of theater. Balancing mythic archetypes with historical realism, political commentary, and psychological insight, his works continue to speak across centuries and in multiple settings and media, thanks to the co-creative energy of directors, actors, designers, scholars, editors, translators, teachers, students, readers, and audiences. Shakespeare’s plays are works of dramatic
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