The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0440 Thursday, 1 November 2012
Date: October 31, 2012 6:26:13 PM EDT
Subject: November Events: George Washington University Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute and Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Program
Join us in November for two exciting events at George Washington University Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute and Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare Program:
On Monday, Nov. 12, from 1-2 pm, Dr. Dennis Kennedy will be presenting a lecture on “The Culture of the Spectator.” Currently Beckett Professor of Drama Emeritus in Trinity College Dublin, Dennis Kennedy will consider examples from sports, popular culture, and the theatre in order to open up a discussion about a ‘culture’ of the spectator in the present.
For more information: http://www.gwmemsi.com/2012/09/the-culture-of-spectator-lecture-by.html
Erika Lin will be with us on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 11:10 am-12:20 pm, to explore early modern theatre. Lin, an Assistant Professor of English at George Mason University, takes a close look at Thomas Dekker’s play “The Shoemaker’s Holiday” as she explores the process by which festivity was transformed into commercial theatre through the act of performance in “Playing with Time: Pancakes and Bells in ‘The Shoemaker’s Holiday.’”
For more information: http://www.gwmemsi.com/2012/10/playing-with-time-pancakes-and-bells-in.html
Both of these events are open to the public and will be held on the George Washington University campus in Rome Hall, room 771 (801 22nd St. NW, Washington, D.C., one block from the GW/Foggy Bottom metro station).