Shakespeare’s Enduring Appeal and Modern Influences


Classrooms throughout the nation and world still teach the words of William Shakespeare. From Romeo and Juliet to Hamlet to Much Ado About Nothing, his stories have come to be a basis from which students and adults learn about comedy, tragedy and romance.

This hour, we’ll talk about Shakespeare’s enduring appeal and  influences today, in education, media, and more.


  • Ralph Alan Cohen (Founding Executive Director, American Shakespeare Center)
  • Mark Mann (Co-founder, New Players Theater Festival)
  • Tim Browning (Co-founder, New Players Theater Festival)
  • Ann Hall (English Professor, Ohio Dominican University)

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