Professor Sir Brian Vickers will deliver this year's prestigious Sam Wanamaker Fellowship Lecture at Shakespeare's Globe as part of the John Ford Experiment.
The annual Sam Wanamaker Fellowship Lecture is given in honour of the American actor, director, and producer who founded the project to rebuild Shakespeare's Globe.
Sam died in 1993 after 23 years of tireless campaigning, advancing research into the appearance of the original Globe and planning its reconstruction.
Sir Brian is a British academic known for his work on the history of rhetoric, Shakespeare, John Ford, and Francis Bacon.
In John Ford and Feminine Virtue Sir Brian will explore Ford's creation of dramatic situations that reveal feminine virtue under pressure, including defining the values for which they are prepared to suffer and ultimately celebrating their courage.