The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0025  Sunday, 27 January 2013


From:        John F Andrews <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         January 23, 2013 12:17:01 PM EST

Subject:     A Special Evening with Julie Taymor


A Special Evening with Julie Taymor


Monday, January 28, at 6:00 p.m., $15   

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts

3 Spruce Street in Lower Manhattan


Call 866-811-4111 or 212-346-1715


Best known for The Lion King, which opened on Broadway in 1997 and has now become a global phenomenon, JULIE TAYMOR is the recipient of dozens of prestigious honors, among them two Tony Awards for that show alone. She is renowned not only for her unique approach to drama (most recently as director and writer of the book for another hit musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) but for her achievements in cinema and opera, among them an acclaimed Magic Flute at the Met. Outgrowths of her pioneering early work with Theatre for a New Audience include riveting film adaptations of Titus Andronicus (starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange) and The Tempest (with Helen Mirren as Prospera). Ms. Taymor has also garnered two Academy Awards and six Oscar nominations for Frida, a feature she directed with Salma Hayek in the title role. She’ll discuss her remarkable career with the Shakespeare Guild’s John Andrews and Pace University’s Cosmin Chivu in a “Masters Series” setting that will be familiar to TV audiences who enjoy Inside the Actors Studio.                  



For more information about The Shakespeare Guild, and for details about upcoming attractions (among them a February 25 program about Words from the White House with lexicographer Paul Dickson at the National Arts Club, and a May 23 gathering at The Players with painter Everett Raymond Kinstler, whose portrayals of stars like Tony Bennett, Katharine Hepburn, and Tom Wolfe have led admirers to compare him with the legendary John Singer Sargent), visit      


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