The Sewanee community is invited to “As We Like It: Staging Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century,” a lecture by Andrew Hartley, Russell Robinson Distinguished Professor of Shakespeare, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The lecture will take place in Gailor Auditorium, Thursday, September 17 at 4:30. It is sponsored by the University Lectures’ Committee, the departments of English and Theatre Arts, and the Shakespeare Minor. There will be a reception in Gailor following the lecture.
On Friday afternoon, September 18, at 2 pm in the Torian Room of Dupont Library, Professor Hartley will be joined by Denice Hicks, artistic director of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival in a general discussion of Shakespeare in Education. The discussion will be chaired by Professor of English, Matthew Irvin. The public is invited.
Professor Hartley is both a distinguished scholar and a theatre practitioner. He is the author of The Shakespearean Dramaturg: A Theoretical and Practical Guide (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005), Shakespeare and Political Theatre in Practice (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013, and numerous articles and chapters on Shakespeare in performance. He is the editor of the recent collection of essays, Shakespeare on the College and University Stage (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He has worked professionally as both a dramaturg and a stage director, and is the director of Shakespeare in Action: the Center for the Study of Shakespeare in Performance and Culture (University of North Carolina at Charlotte). In addition to his scholarly and theatrical activities, Professor Hartley is the author of numerous, successful fantasy novels, including Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact, and Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, a Novel(Audible’s 2014 book of the year).
We hope you will plan to attend one or both of these events.