Shakespeare in Living Color: Race and Performance Now

MAY 01, 2019 | 6:30 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

1218: Segal Theatre

WHEN:

May 01, 2019: 6:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free; Reservations Required

SPONSOR:

Public Programs

RESERVATIONS:

Description


This event will be LIVE-STREAMED.

In an evening of performance, director José Esquea generates fresh dramatic tensions in key Shakespeare scenes by introducing questions of race. Formerly director and artistic director of Teatro LATEA, Esquea has directed multicultural productions of Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth 2029, Romeo and Juliet, and King Lear. The evening’s performance will be followed by a conversation with the director and Shakespeare scholars Tanya Pollard, professor of English at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center, and Miles Grier, assistant professor of English at Queens College.
 
Presented with the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program.