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Vanessa James
Lecture Tour

Vanessa James is available to give performance readings from her new book, Shakespeare’s Genealogies. Twenty-four of Shakespeare’s plays and dramatic poems contain characters that are genealogically related. James will discuss how these historical and mythological family relationships make, through jealousy, lust, passion and murder, a significant impact on the plots of the plays. She will also talk about Shakespeare’s own family tree and his descendants, including a famous poet and playwright who may have been his illegitimate son. Vanessa will launch her speaking series at the Library of Congress on November 7th.

Scheduled talks:

  • The Library of Congress, Washington, DC
    November 7, 2007 12:00PM

  • Rooke Theatre at Mount Holyoke College, Holyoke, MA
    November 15, 2007 6:30PM

  • Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA
    November 17, 2007 4:00PM

If you are interested in booking Vanessa James for a reading or a talk about her latest book, please contact:

Samantha Wolf
(212) 727-2322



Also, check out the first
book in the series:

The Genealogy of
Greek Mythology


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