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Dordt alumnus publishes new Shakespeare study

Dr. David Ruiter ('90) has published a study of William Shakespeare titled Shakespeare's Festive History (Ashgate 2003), arguing that festivals are key to discovering a clear thematic link in four of Shakespeare's histories-Richard II; Henry IV, part 1; Henry IV, part II; and Henry V.

Ruiter received both an M.A. and Ph.D. from Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He writes, "I guess this proves that [Dr. James] Koldenhoven did have a lasting impact on me. At any rate, I'd like to think of hanging out again in the Dordt library, in book form if not bodily." His new study will soon be on the shelves at the library.

Dr. Ruiter teaches in the English Department at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he's been for the last five years.