Thursday, December 09, 2010

Shakespeare Symposium

Theatre Library Association, April 22, 2011

Theatre Library Association announces its third Symposium, Holding Up the
Mirror: Authenticity and Adaptation in Shakespeare Today, which will be held
at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' Bruno Walter
Auditorium on April 22, 2011.

This Symposium consists of a fascinating day of presentations on the
challenging art of staging Shakespeare in our time, offered by leaders of
four of America's most celebrated theatre organizations:

• Oskar Eustis - Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival [Keynote
• Ralph Alan Cohen, Paul Menzer and Colleen Kelly - American Shakespeare
• Jeffrey Horowitz - Theatre for a New Audience
• Diane Paulus - American Repertory Theater

All of these artists are renowned for the originality of their approaches to
Shakespeare's works. Their presentations - enlivened with performance
excerpts - will give insight into the ways each company interprets the
Shakespearean tradition and its sources.

The American Shakespeare Center adapts Renaissance theatrical practices to
enable contemporary audiences to experience Shakespeare's works as
Elizabethan playgoers might have. Theatre for a New Audience seeks to
uncover connections between Shakespeare and the contemporary world. American
Repertory Theater's recent Shakespeare Exploded festival encouraged
audiences to derive new meanings in Shakespeare through a series of
imaginative adaptations.

For an additional perspective, Dr. Francesca Marini - recently appointed
Archives Director at Canada's Stratford Shakespeare Festival - will offer
closing remarks.

To register - please consult:
Holding Up the Mirror: Authenticity and Adaptation in Shakespeare Today is
made possible by the generous support of the Gladys Krieble Delmas
Foundation and the Shubert Foundation.


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