Symposium to tackle Shakespeare’s ‘worst’ play

Trine University’s Spring 2019 Humanities Symposia continues Tuesday, April 2, with “Shakespeare’s Worst Play? The Unexplained and the Unfinished: An Exploration of Timon of Athens.”

The Symposia is presented by Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication (HAC). Sessions are held in Wells Theater in Taylor Hall, with each symposium set to begin at 3:30 p.m.

 “Shakespeare’s Worst Play?” will be presented by Dr. Jennifer Royston, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication. Royston will discuss one play in particular—Timon of Athens—that has been described as William Shakespeare’s “least loved play,” and whether it is worthy of that reputation. 

The Humanities Symposia is a series of presentations and discussions that cover a wide range of topics related to the humanities. It was created as a university outlet for scholars and artists searching for a place to present their research outside of academic conferences. The Symposia allows them to share their research with Trine as well as the local community.

Trine’s Humanities Symposia is free and open to the public. Talks usually last about 30 minutes and are immediately followed by time for any questions, which usually leads to a total time of one hour. Wells Theater seats 75 guests, so attendees are encouraged to arrive early if they have specific seating preferences.

For more information about the Symposia, contact Melissa Mayus, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, at