An “Arabian-Nightish” gift to Yale is what Clarence Day, the author
of Life With Father, called the Elizabethan Club. The Club was
the brainchild of his Yale classmate, Alexander Smith Cochran, Class of
1896, who in 1911 donated a house, a $100,000 endowment, and his
important collection of early English literature to found it. Its
modest purpose was to provide a forum for undergraduate discussions on
literature, art, or indeed any subject, and to offer a congenial
environment for social and intellectual interaction between junior and
senior members of the University. read more
Maynard Mack Lecture
The speaker will be Paul Giamatti, BA '89, MFA '94, and the lecture
will take place Monday, April 1, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. at the University
Theatre, 222 York Street. The event is being co-sponsored by the Yale
School of Drama.
The Elizabethan Club administers an annual lecture, which brings to Yale every year a distinguished theatre practitioner to speak on a topic of his or her choice. The Lectureship honors the late Maynard Mack, Sterling Professor of English at Yale, chair of the Department, and eminent scholar and critic of Shakespeare, Pope, and other literary figures. The event is free and open to the public.
Centenary Calendar of EventsTo mark the hundredth anniversary of its founding, the Elizabethan Club has planned a year-long series of public lectures, concerts, performances and exhibitions.
A tragedie called Oedipus: An Elizabethan Manuscript Re-Discovered
A conference exploring the historical, bibliographical, literary,
theatrical, and musical aspects of the little-known Elizabethan
theatrical manuscript, A tragedie called Oedipus, acquired in
celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Elizabethan Club at Yale.
Sponsored by the Elizabethan Club and the Whitney Humanities Center, Friday September 30, 2011. see program