Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin
In conjunction with the Huntington Theatre Company's 2008-2009 Season opener, Richard Nelson's How Shakespeare Won the West (September 5-October 5), Nelson and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will discuss President Abraham Lincoln's love of the works of William Shakespeare in Lincoln's Love of Shakespeare: A conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin and Richard Nelson, October 4, in Huntington's mainstage theater.

Nelson received an Olivier Award for his play Goodnight Children Everywhere, a Tony Award for James Joyce's The Dead, and an OBIE Award for The Vienna Notes. His other writing credits include Jungle Coup, The Return of Pinocchio, as well as adaptations of The Cherry Orchard, The Marriage of Figaro, Miss Julie, and The Suicide.

Goodwin is a presidential historian and author of numerous books including Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, for which she received numerous prizes, and she currently serves as a news analyst for NBC.

For more information, call 617-266-0800 or visit huntingtontheatre.org.