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The Quest for OP

Daniel Fromson

The modern-day story of a man who set sail for an island on which it’s rumored Original Shakespearean Pronunciation still exists.

8 mins

Punny OP

David Crystal

A linguist and author explains and demonstrates Original Pronunciation, or OP, the accent with which actors in Shakespeare’s day would have spoken their lines.

12 mins

What the Words Meant

Paul D’Andrea (George Mason University)

D’Andrea shares what he’s learned through years of trying to pull the big ideas out of Shakespeare’s plays. D’Andrea was named Outstanding Faculty of 2015 by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

8 mins

Mentored by John Grisham

Tony Vanderwarker

With seven unpublished novels wasting away on his hard drive, Vanderwarker was astonished when a world-renowned author offered to mentor him on the art of thriller writing.

12 mins

The Stargazer’s Sister

Carrie Brown (Hollins University)

The author of the novel The Stargazer’s Sister tells the story of two remarkable sibling astronomers whose work led to the discovery of the planet Uranus.

11 mins

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