_Macbeth_ and African-American Culture
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0804 Tuesday, 4 December 2007
From: Scott Newstok <
Date: Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 16:15:02 -0600
Subject: Symposium on _Macbeth_ and African-American Culture
On January 25, 2008, Rhodes College will host a symposium on _Macbeth_
in conjunction with local Memphis productions of Shakespeare's play by
Hattiloo Theatre and Verdi's opera by Opera Memphis.
"Shakespeare in Color: A Symposium on African-American Performances and
Appropriations of _Macbeth_" will draw together national scholars as
well as local artists in a conversation about so-called 'non-
traditional' casting of Shakespeare's plays.
Invited speakers include Ayanna Thompson (Arizona State University),
Peter Erickson (Williams College), Amy Scott-Douglass (Denison
University), Marguerite Rippy (Marymount University), and opera scholar
There will also be roundtable discussions with performers and directors
from the Opera Memphis and Hattiloo productions.
This all-day event will present an opportunity to revisit the
historical, theoretical, and practical implications of 'colorblind'
casting in anticipation of attending these productions.
All lectures and discussions will take place in Blount Auditorium,
Buckman Hall; the event is free and open to the public.
Please contact Scott Newstok (
) for further information.
This symposium is sponsored by the Rhodes College Center for Outreach
and Development in the Arts (CODA).
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