The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0482 Wednesday, 16 October 2013
Date: October 16, 2013 5:48:21 AM EDT
Subject: Harry Lennix to Screen Shakespeare Adaptation in Memphis
Harry Lennix to screen Shakespeare adaptation in Memphis, November 2
In 2008, Rhodes College hosted the symposium “Shakespeare in Color,” which explored African American adaptations and appropriations of “Macbeth.” This conference led to the 2010 collection of essays “Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance.”
One of the symposium participants, Hollywood actor Harry Lennix (who starred in Julie Taymor’s 1999 film “Titus Andronicus”), recently produced an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” plays. “H4” is set in contemporary Los Angeles in order to explore political struggles in the black community:
“H4” will be screened at the Indie Memphis Film Festival (9pm, November 2, Playhouse on the Square).
Lennix and screenwriter Ayanna Thompson (GWU) are scheduled to attend and participate in a Q&A after the screening.
Co-sponsored by the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment; African American Studies and Film Studies at Rhodes College; African and African American Studies at the University of Memphis; and presented in collaboration with Hattiloo Theatre and Indie Memphis.
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