Ticket holders are invited to post performance discussions with CSC artists following designated Tuesday performances. Talkbacks are free to all ticket holders, seating subject to availability.
June 16 & 23, 2015
Ticket holders are invited to lectures and discussions for designated Saturday matinees. Saturday Symposia are free to all ticket holders, seating subject to availability.
June 13, 2015
Tanya Pollard, Professor of English at Brooklyn College, CUNY Graduate Center
Tanya Pollard’s publications include Shakespeare’s Theater: A Sourcebook (Blackwell, 2003), Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2005), and Shakespearean Sensations: Experiencing Literature in Early Modern England, co-edited with Katharine Craik (Cambridge, 2013), as well as essays on early modern theater in journals including Shakespeare Studies, Renaissance Quarterly, and Renaissance Drama, and edited volumes. She has received fellowships from the NEH, Whiting, and Mellon foundations, and the Warburg Institute. She serves on the Council of Scholars for Theatre for a New Audience, advises actors and directors on productions through New York’s Shakespeare Society, and has appeared in Shakespeare documentaries in conversation with Ethan Hawke on Macbeth, and with Christopher Plummer on King Lear. She is currently completing a book about sixteenth-century responses to Greek tragedy, exploring the popularity of Euripides’ tragic heroines and their impact on Shakespeare and his contemporary early playwrights.
June 20, 2015
Richard McCoy, Distinguished Professor of English at Queens College, CUNY Graduate Center
Richard McCoy graduated from Stanford University and received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He has written four books – Sir Philip Sidney: Rebellion in Arcadia (Rutgers, 1979), The Rites of Knighthood: The Literature and Politics of Elizabethan Chivalry (California, 1989), Alterations of State: Sacred Kingship in the English Reformation (Columbia, 2002), and Faith in Shakespeare (Oxford, 2013) as well as numerous articles on Renaissance poetry and Shakespeare’s plays. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council for Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Huntington Library. He is Chair of the Council of Scholars for New York’s Theatre for a New Audience and has served as a speaker and consultant for Shakespeare performances at Classic Stage Company, the Pearl Theater Company, Target Margin, the Public Theater, and the Shakespeare Society, as well as the Royal Shakespeare Company and Canada’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
All dates are subject to change.
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