ECC Arts Center hosts scholar Clay S. Jenkinson on 'Shakespeare: The Magic of the Word' on Nov. 19

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    Clay S. Jenkinson Courtesy of Elgin Community College

Updated 11/18/2022 8:35 PM

On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Elgin Community College Arts Center will host humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson at 7 p.m.

Jenkinson will present "Shakespeare: The Magic of the Word," a 90-minute performance featuring the recitation of great moments in Shakespeare, commentary, biographical details, discussions of great Shakespeare themes, and a practical guide to overcoming "Shakespeare Intimidation."


Best known for his award-winning historical impersonations of Thomas Jefferson, Jenkinson also impersonates other characters, including Meriwether Lewis, John Wesley Powell, Robert Oppenheimer, Theodore Roosevelt, and John Steinbeck.

A cultural commentator who has devoted most of his professional career to public humanities programs, Jenkinson has been honored by two presidents for his work.

Purchase tickets to see Jenkinson's performance on the newly redesigned ECC Arts Center website at

The ECC Arts Center is located in Building H on ECC's Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. The ECC Arts Center can be found on Facebook at and on Instagram at @eccartscenter.

If you have questions, please call the ECC Arts Center Box Office at (847) 622-0300.

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