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Culturally-Specific Shakespeare Productions


Shakespeare productions frequently include a “concept” of setting plays during different times and places – such as a Wild West The Taming of the Shrew. But there is a long history of non-white acting companies creating productions that view Shakespeare through their specific cultural lens. This panel will look at some contemporary examples and explore what unique and meaningful insights arise from this approach. Panelists: Debra Ann Byrd, founder of Harlem Shakespeare Festival Tanaquil Márquez, writer and director of Del Shakes’ Latinx musical adaptation of Twelfth Night Gina Pisasale, dramaturg for Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2016 The Winter’s Tale told from an Asian and Asian-American Perspective Madeline Sayet, founder of Native Shakespeare Ensemble at Amerinda Moderator: Bi Jean Ngo


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Nov 23 - Nov 23, 2020
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