The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0276 Thursday, 27 October 2011
Date: October 12, 2011 2:33:51 AM EDT
Subject: Korean Tempest Coming to DC, Nov 4-5
The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., will host the renowned Korean director Oh Tae-suk and screen his award-winning production of The Tempest.
Friday, November 4, 2011, 4 p.m.–6 p.m.: The Tempest, dir. Oh Tae-suk, Mokwha Company, Seoul, South Korea
OPENING REMARKS by DAVID SCHALKWYK, Director of Research, Folger Shakespeare Library, and Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly
Saturday, November 5, 2011, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.: Colloquium on "Staging Korea"
EVENTS on both days are held in the Harry Harding Auditorium, 1957 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052 (nearest metro station: Foggy Bottom-GWU)
The event celebrates the beauty of Korean performance traditions. Distinguished scholars and directors will discuss performances in South Korea, North Korea and in the Korean Diaspora, and the internationalization of Korean theatre. The highlight of this year's event is the visit of Master Oh Tae Suk from Seoul (http://youtu.be/btv83vpFP_E), and on the eve of the Colloquium, the screening of his award-winning production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (Herald Angel’s Award at the 2011 Edinburgh International Arts Festival), to be followed by a Q&A session.
Co-sponsored by GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Institute for Ethnographic Research, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of Theatre and Dance, Film Studies Program, and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (MEMSI); the Korean Embassy; and the Korea Foundation. http://www.gwu.edu/~eall/hms