ShakespeareKent State University English Professor Don-John Dugas will explain some of the reasons why scholars continue to debate whether there was a single, real person named Shakespeare who wrote the more than 40 plays and dozens of sonnets attributed to the bard, or whether the name was used by several playwrights or was the pseudonym for another prominent person of the Elizabethan Era.

Dugas is the author of Shakespeare for Everyman and Marketing the Bard. He is the recipient of a number of teaching awards, including the Department of English’s Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring Award, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Teacher Award, the Honors College’s Distinguished Faculty Award, and the Kent State Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award—the university’s highest teaching honor.

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