The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 25.441 Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Subject: Acting Against the Grain: Non Traditional Shakespeare
The University of Warwick and The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Invite you to
Acting Against the Grain: Non Traditional Shakespeare
Part of Being Human, the UK's first ever Festival of the Humanities
Wolfson Hall, Shakespeare Centre, Henley St., Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW
5.30-7pm Sunday 16 November 2014
Bringing together actors and academics from England and the USA who have worked ‘against the grain’: against racial and gender stereotypes, against ingrained habits of casting, and against cultural expectations, to talk about what Shakespeare’s stories and language can tell us about our lives.
The event will showcase the work of two University of Warwick projects, Shakespeare on the Road, led by Dr Paul Prescott and Dr Paul Edmondson, and Multicultural Shakespeare in Britain 1930 to 2010 led by Professor Tony Howard.
Panellists will include Nicholas Bailey (currently playing in Macbeth at the Mercury Theatre Colchester) and Kevin Asselin (Artistic Director, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks) with video contributions by Ellen Geer (recently King Lear at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum in California), Debra Ann Byrd (founder of the Harlem Shakespeare Festival, New York) and Lisa Wolpe (founder of the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company).
Places are limited: to confirm your attendance please register at