PROF. EDWARD ISSER
“People love Shakespeare. Summer Shakespeare has become as American as apple pie,” says Isser, who teaches Shakespeare performance, dramatic literature, and direction at the College. “Students love performing Shakespeare. These students are smart and hard-working and invariably rise to the challenge and feel like they’ve accomplished something significant. And it is. Doing Shakespeare well is really difficult.”
PROF. JAMES M. KEE
PROF. JOSEPH P. LAWRENCE
"There's as little philosophy to be found in Shakespeare as there is religion. No matter. I don't seek philosophy in Shakespeare, I seek truth."
PROF. WILLIAM MORSE
PROF. STEVE VINEBERG
"In my Theatre History I class, I like to linger on the Renaissance and on Shakespeare especially; my syllabus always includes one of the comedies, one of the tragedies, one of the histories, and one of the romances. I have written widely on productions of Shakespeare, especially in The Threepenny Review. And I’ve had the good fortune to appear in two of Ed Isser’s Shakespeare productions, All’s Well That Ends Well at Holy Cross in 1999 (as the King of France) and As You Like It in Worcester’s Greenhill Park in the summer of 2006 (as both Duke Frederick and Duke Senior)."
PROF. HELEN M. WHALL
Helen Whall, associate professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, has conducted a Shakespeare series at the Wayland Public Library for more than 15 years. "A lot of people have had boring Shakespeare classes in school. I want to change that," she said. "Shakespeare is not boring. He's not for the elite. It's not like going to church. He was writing for the masses — in the popular idiom."