About Measure for Measure
After the international success of The History of Cardenio, Hoosier Bard returns to the Fringe with a world-premiere double bill: Shakespeare's original Measure for Measure, set in Italy, uncensored, written in 1603, alongside the more familiar version, adapted in 1621 by “our other Shakespeare”, Thomas Middleton, set in Vienna. There will be free talkbacks after every performance with the director, Terri Bourus, and members of the cast. See the newly restored Italian version on Feb 21, 22, 23, and the Viennese version on Feb 28 or March 1, 2. For more details, see: http://indyfringe.org/measure-measure Hoosier Bard is the theatrical arm of The New Oxford Shakespeare project.
About The New Oxford Shakespeare
William Shakespeare is the most influential writer in the English Language. Oxford University Press is long established as the most authoritative publisher of critical editions of literary texts. In 1986-7, a team led by Stanley Wells (CBE) and Gary Taylor produced a groundbreaking new edition of the Complete Works. This was the first edition of Shakespeare ever to publish edited texts of the Complete Works in both modern and original spelling, and to provide a complete discursive textual apparatus. Now, over 25 years later, an inter-generational team of leading scholars, adopting the latest advances in editorial theory and practice, is producing a wholly new edition of the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. This edition will be the standard-bearer for future generations of scholars, teachers, readers and performers.
The New Oxford Shakespeare
‘Editing and Performing Measure for Measure’
Saturday, 02/23/2013 10am -1pm
Prof. Gary Taylor, Prof. Terri Bourus, Dr. Rory Loughnane, Dr. Anna Pruitt
& Special Guest Actor-Director Christopher Marino (Chicago)
In this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to discuss some of the various issues that arise in editing and performing Shakespeare’s plays with the on-site editors of The New Oxford Shakespeare. Topics include: early modern adaptation; editing drama as a multimedia art form; theatre as a form of research.