(Bronx, NY—October 16, 2017) Robert Dillon’s High Tech senior class toured Fordham University, where his students inquired about majors and financial aid, but a lecture by Professor Mary Bly, a New York Times bestselling author and Shakespeare expert, proved the highlight of the tour, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Bly, who holds a BA from Harvard, an MPhil from Oxford University, and a PhD from Yale, writes under the pen name Eloisa James. She has written 26 romance novels, all published in 28 languages in 30 countries.
“It was a chance of a lifetime to hear from someone with such incredible credentials,” says Dillon. “Professor Bly gave my students a new appreciation for Hamlet.”
Dillon’s class studies Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and students had an opportunity to sit in on a college-like lecture and direct questions to a Shakespearean expert.
“I was surprised to learn how gender roles were perceived during Shakespeare’s time,” student Georgiana Blenkey-Tchassova says. “They didn’t seem as controversial as they are today.”
Bly’s writing has been featured in such illustrious periodicals as The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping. Bly has also been interviewed on TV and just so happens to be married to an Italian knight.
“I really enjoyed talking to the students of High Tech,” Bly raves.