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Shakespeare Lecture Series: Shakespeare and Adaptation

Event Type: Adults
Date: 2/5/2020
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
Description:
 Join Dr. Jim Casey for an engaging discussion about Shakespeare and adaptations of his works. What makes Shakespeare “Shakespeare”? Can radical adaptations of the original early modern play still be considered Shakespearean? If King Lear concludes with a happy ending, then is it still King Lear? If The Tempest adds characters and changes tone, then is it still The Tempest? If Measure for Measure is combined with Much Ado About Nothing, then is the resulting play still written by Shakespeare? This talk will explore these questions and others, using recent critical theories and approaches in order to discuss the differences between “Shakespeare” and “Not-Shakespeare.”

Other dates for our Shakespeare Series are:
February 23 at 2PM: Shakespeare in Love (film)
March 11: Shakespeare and Love (lecture)
April 8: Shakespeare and Science Fiction (lecture)
May 27: Shakespeare's Monsters (lecture)
Library: Tredyffrin Public Library
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Taylor Baugher
Presenter: Dr. Jim Casey
Status: Closed


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