Chase Barlet | University Advancement | 1 May 2008
Dr. Neil Freeman, Professor Emeritus, researcher, and literary connoisseur visiting from The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, offered BYU-Hawaii students attending a recent Honors Colloquium an insightful, helpful, and witty exploration of one of English literature's most prominent contributors: William Shakespeare. In the process, he enlightened the BYUH students with a uniquely creative and new perspective on the life and work of the Great Bard.
Professor Freeman, who has worked with numerous acting troupes, student organizations, and as a Shakespearian actor himself, currently teaches within the Film and Theatre Department at UBC, one of Canada and North America's most prestigious universities. Approaching the subject from both literary and playwright perspectives, he drew on his expertise and keen intellect to interpret and perform Shakespeare's works "in the way Shakespeare intended them."