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History of Shakespeare in Montana, Wonderlust Lecture

This presentation traces Shakespeare’s sojourns in a place that he never even imagined: Montana. From the first moment that mountain men carried books to the Rocky Mountain West, Shakespeare was part of the story. Shakespeare’s works made themselves at home with pioneers and miners, with suffragette women and educators, with performers in opera houses and parks. The story of Montana’s love affair with the famous English writer reflects upon our diverse histories, showing how Shakespeare has given Montanans the language and the art to reflect upon their own sense of place.

Hager Auditorium, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman