Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
Want to Make Meaningful Change? Start with Shakespeare!
Want to Make Meaningful Change?
Start with Shakespeare!
#TEDxCK 2017 Talk
What could a poet and playwright who lived more than 400 years ago have to say to us today? More than you might think.
Shakespeare lived in a turbulent time, full of religious and political upheaval, exploration on an unprecedented scale, remaking of nations and empires, and innovations and discoveries. He captured a sense of humanity; he described the nature of love and hate; he demonstrated the complexities of nation-building and destruction; and he shared the way simple relationships represent the past, present, and future. Shakespeare used language in ways no one had before to create worlds big enough for all of us to find ourselves.
Shakespeare changed everything. He was one of the original change makers. And he can teach us to make significant, lasting changes. After all, he’s making headlines and changing lives 400 years after his death. If you want to make important changes, the kind that improve your life and the lives of people around you, start with Shakespeare.
About Carol Ann
Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger is a popular speaker who invites her audiences to explore history and discover fun and dysfunction with Shakespeare and the Tudors. At the Smithsonian and other venues in Washington, DC, Carol Ann brings the voices of the past to life with programs about Shakespeare, Henry VIII and His Wives, the Wars of the Roses, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, and life in Tudor times. As Manager of Visitor Education at Folger Shakespeare Library, Carol Ann gave workshops and tours about Shakespeare and Early Modern England to visitors of all ages and levels of interest. She is an expert in personal and professional communication, and offers workshops and lectures to nonprofits and other organizations in the Washington, DC area.
Her programs invite interaction; one sold-out crowd found themselves engaged in a Shakespearean insult debate! Infused with humor and scholarship, Carol Ann’s programs bring the latest scholarship to her audience in an entertaining, memorable way.