William Shakespeare scripted about three dozen plays, all written, reworked and refined by The Bard for performances throughout his lifetime. He didn’t publish many of those plays and produced no authoritative version of them before he died in 1616. But in 1623 two of Shakespeare’s fellow actors compiled 36 of his plays and published them in a 900-page volume, Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories & Tragedies, which has come to be known as the First Folio. It is believed that 750 copies were originally printed, of which 233 copies are known to exist. It is considered one of the most valued books in literature; a copy was sold at auction in 2001 for $6.2 million. The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., holds 82 copies, and to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death is lending the First Folio for exhibit at 53 U.S. sites — including Notre Dame. “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare” will run throughout January at the Hesburgh Library and will include a multipanel display and other informational features. At Notre Dame the book will be opened to the page where visitors may read one of the world’s most quoted lines, “To be or not to be.” . . .…
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Things we know from the University’s May announcement of a six- to nine-month feasibility study of a “reimagined” Notre Dame Stadium:
1) the University has its eyes on the stadium as a year-round destination for students and visitors in an increasingly pedestrian-friendly campus and is looking at such urban ballparks as Boston’s Fenway Park and Chicago’s Wrigley Field for ideas;…
Seen and heard around the Notre Dame campus.
An ND alumna designed an award-winning way to improve patient care during breast biopsies, while an ND professor has put Shakespeare on the iPad. Other ND connections are meeting Stephen Colbert and Reggie Brooks in this edition of Networthy ND.
Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day, by Cathy Gilmore and Carol Benoist, was illustrated by Jonathan Sundy, ND class of 05.
Deaths of Notre Dame professors
“The finest clothing made is a person’s skin,” Mark Twain once said. “But, of course, society demands something more than this.” Yes indeed.
Thanks to St. Patrick’s Day promotions, Jay P. Dolan’s The Irish Americans: A History climbed to No.1 on The New York Times April 1 nonfiction ebook bestseller list.
This edition of Networthy offers a roundup of commentary on the contraception controversy regarding the U.S. Health and Human Services rule that requires almost all employers to offer contraception in their medical insurance plans.
Pirates and the Protestant Reformation, anti-matter and crying babies. Those are some of the topics covered in this edition of Networthy. One thing is certain: No one can ever accuse Notre Dame people of having narrow interests.
Sexual assault is a crime few people want to talk about. It’s a tough topic — personally invasive and legally loaded, intricately complicated and sensitive. It’s national in scope and particularly problematic on college campuses.
Deaths in the Notre Dame family
Domers in the news
Regis Philbin, ND class of 1953, ended his morning talk show duties on Live! with Regis and Kelly on Nov. 18, 2011. The man often spoke enthusiastically of his alma mater on the air, regaling audiences with affectionate descriptions of everything s from his favorite duck in Saint Mary’s Lake to the courtrooms in the new Eck Hall of Law.
UFOs, dragons and wizards, oh my! What has gotten into Networthy ND? There’s actually much more than “news of the weird” and fantasy. But today that is where we begin. . .
This edition of Networthy leads off with some thoughts related to the child abuse scandal involving former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
You can’t say ND people don’t have wide interests. The fate of Western capitalism, the specter of a drone world war, how to predict stock prices by using Google, and what happens if we meet an unfriendly E.T. are among the issues ND folk weighed in on recently.
Domers in the news
Deaths in the Notre Dame family
Notre Dame bloggers offer a wealth of items from the informative to fun. Find out what ND research Jay Leno talked about in his monologue.
Nice men apparently do finish last, at least when it comes to salaries. Faculty commentary in this edition of Networthy ND runs the gamut from a study of why it may pay to be a jerk to why Republican presidential candidates should be leery of the Tea Party.
Maraya Steadman, author of The Playroom columns, is taking a well-earned summer vacation from writing. We miss her already, but she promises to be back soon with more to say about the singular art of parenting. In the meantime, we have other blogs to capture your attention.
War and peace are major themes in this edition of Networthy ND, as the websites of CNN and NPR recently featured commentary by Notre Dame faculty members on the fighting in Libya and Afghanistan.
Today, the Notre Dame magazine staff has more blogs to recommend, from the sublime to the ridiculous . . .
Drones, royal weddings, Paradise Lost, and a potentially monumental Supreme Court case are among the topics dealt with in this edition of Networthy ND.
This edition of NetworthyND moves from out of this world to the sublime, jazzy and poetic, and, finally, back down to earth to consider the state and fate of K-12 education in the United States.
A leading philosopher of science, recruited out of his doctoral studies at Belgium’s University of Louvain in 1954 by a young Father Ted Hesburgh, CSC, and remembered by colleagues as “one of the giants of Notre Dame,” has died.
In the words of Homer Simpson, “Mmmmmmm, invasive species, mmmmmmmm.” We know it’s April Fool’s Day as this gets posted, but this is no joke. Thanks to three ND biology grad students, you can enjoy such delicacies as fettuccine coated in butter and garlic and dotted with chewy morsels of Chinese mystery snail.
This edition of Networthy ND features several items related to the tragic suicide death February 17 of Notre Dame football great Dave Duerson ’83. Also featured are links to two noteworthy videos produced by Notre Dame alums.