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New Media, Portraiture, Staging, Filmmaking,
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0018   Monday, 17 January 2011

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Date:         January 16, 2011 3:53:35 PM EST
Subject:     New Media, Portraiture, Staging, Filmmaking, and Shakespeare  

NEW MEDIA, STRATFORD, PORTRAITURE, STAGING, AND FILMMAKING: TOPICS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS

In recent months, the SHAKESPEARE GUILD has offered a variety of enticing events, among them a GIELGUD 
AWARD gala in honor F. MURRAY ABRAHAM, an evening with EDWARD ALBEE and critic ANNE PAOLUCCI, and 
SPEAKING OF SHAKESPEARE programs with such guests as writers AMMON SHEA (author of Reading the OED) and 
his wife ALEXANDRA HOROWITZ (author of the number-one paperback bestseller Inside of a Dog), director 
BRIAN KULICK (who is now producing Chekhov's Three Sisters with such stars as Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter 
Sarsgaard), and editors JOHN MAHON and TOM PENDLETON of Shakespeare Newsletter. As we move into the 
second half of our 2010-11 season, we're delighted to announce a stellar lineup of attractions for 
January and February. We very much hope you'll join us for some of them.
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APPROACHING SHAKESPEARE THROUGH NEW MEDIA
 
MONDAY, JANUARY 24, at 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South in New York
Guild Members $25, Others $30

For our first program of 2011, we're delighted to welcome KATHLEEN FITZPATRICK, an authority on media 
studies who teaches at Pomona College, and KATHERINE ROWE, a Renaissance specialist at Bryn Mawr College 
who has just guest-edited a pioneering issue of Shakespeare Quarterly. Both scholars were featured in an 
August 24 front-page New York Times story about "a Web alternative to peer review" that draws on "crowd-
sourcing" and other digital-era techniques to solicit, evaluate, and refine scholarly contributions in 
the humanities. Dr. Fitzpatrick has written about The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the 
Age of Television and is co-founder of the Media Commons network. Dr. Rowe is Associate Editor of The 
Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia and a member of the SQ Editorial Board. They'll talk with a 
former Editor in the setting where the journal's predecessor, the Shakespeare Association Bulletin, 
originated in 1924.
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AFTERNOON TEA WITH STRATFORD'S DIANA OWEN

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, at 8:00 p.m.
ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION OF NEW YORK, 15 East 65th Street
Guild Members $25, Others $30

We're pleased to welcome DIANA OWEN, Director of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, for a festive tea that 
will inaugurate a week of activities under the auspices of the American Friends of the SBT. After a 
number of years with the National Trust, an organization that presides over stately homes, gardens, and 
other cultural treasures in England, Dr. Owen succeeded Roger Pringle in 2008 as the head of a charity 
that oversees such iconic properties as the house owned by John Shakespeare, the poet's father, and the 
cottages that belonged to the families of his mother, Mary Arden, and his wife, Anne Hathaway. Dr. Owen 
will talk about steps the Shakespeare Centre is taking to make its resources more widely available to 
scholars, theater professionals, and other Shakespeare-lovers around the world.  In all likelihood, 
she'll be joined by STANLEY WELLS, Chairman of the Trust, and PAUL EDMONDSON, who supervises a variety of 
imaginative educational offerings.
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SHAKESPEARE AND THE ART OF PORTRAITURE
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, at 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South in New York
Guild Members $25, Others $30

In March 2009 news media around the globe reported that custodians of the house where Shakespeare was 
born had concluded that an early 17th-century canvas that resembles a 1623 engraving in the First Folio 
was an earlier and more life-like portrait of the playwright. Now, thanks to the Morgan Library & Museum, 
it will be possible for New Yorkers to see this famous painting. To preview the exhibition and explore 
its ramifications, we invite you to a special gathering with WILLIAM GRISWOLD, Director of the Morgan, 
WALTER LIEDTKE, Curator of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and STANLEY WELLS, 
Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, prolific author, and chief Editor of the Oxford and Penguin 
editions of the complete works. Arranged by sculptor GREG WYATT, this discussion will touch on various 
ways of holding the mirror up to nature. It will be moderated by John Andrews, and it will include 
fascinating comparisons with artists such as Rembrandt and Vermeer.
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TAKING SHAKESPEARE FROM PAGE TO STAGE
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, at 7:30 p.m.
SANTA FE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 145 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe
Free and Open to the Public

How do actors and directors "read" Shakespeare's scripts and translate them into vibrant performances? 
What do they need to know about the contexts in which these works were first produced? These are some of 
the questions that attendees will be invited to explore with JOHN ANDREWS, a scholar who has produced two 
editions of the poet's works, and JERRY FERRACCIO, a theater professional who has delighted audiences in 
such prestigious venues as Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, and the Alabama Shakespeare 
Festival in Montgomery. A former Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, Mr. Andrews has compiled two 3-volume 
reference collections on the poet for Scribners and served for several years as chair of the National 
Advisory Panel for PBS's The Shakespeare Plays. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Mr. 
Ferraccio has produced, directed, acted, and taught with institutions in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, and 
Washington.
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SHAKESPEARE IN THEATERS AND ON THE SCREEN
 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, at 8:00 p.m.
NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, 15 Gramercy Park South in New York
Guild Members $25, Others $30

Want an insider's perspective on Sir Derek Jacobi's title role in the King Lear that will be coming to 
BAM this spring? If so, you'll want to be on hand for an engaging conversation with RUSSELL JACKSON, who 
has worked with director Michael Grandage on several influential renderings of Shakespeare's plays. Mr. 
Jackson has also been an advisor on a number of Kenneth Branagh's cinematic classics, among them Henry V, 
Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet, and he recently published Shakespeare Films in the Making. After 
heading the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon for several years, Mr. Jackson now occupies an 
endowed chair at the University of Birmingham. He has helped compile two volumes of Cambridge's popular 
Players of Shakespeare series, in which actors talk about key roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, 
and he co-edited the Oxford Illustrated History of Shakespeare on Stage.
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For more information about these and other SHAKESPEARE GUILD programs, including details about reserving 
space, click on the link below and visit the Current Events page. 

John F. Andrews
5B Calle San Martin
Santa Fe, NM 87506 
Phone 505 988 9560 
www.shakesguild.org


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