Edith O. Wallace Lecture Presents

David Scott Kastan

"(Re)Building Shakespeare's Globe"

February 18, 1998 (Wednesday) at 8:00 p.m.
Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center
University at Albany, Uptown Campus

(Video and Discussion)

As a representative of the recently completed Globe Theatre in London, England, David Scott Kastan will discuss the construction of the new theatre and the differences in staging, performing, and viewing Shakespeare in its original venue. The original Globe opened in 1599 and closed in 1642. Now, 200 yards from its original site on the south bank of the river Thames and almost 400 years later, The Globe, Shakespeare's own theatre, held its opening season in 1997. David Scott Kastan is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University where he teaches courses in Renaissance literature and the history of the book. Among his writings are "Shakespeare and the Shapes of Time," "Staging the Renaissance" (Edited with Peter Stallybrass), and most recently, "A New History of Early English Drama" (edited with John Cox). He is the General Editor of the Arden Shakespeare and board member of Shakespeare's Globe Center.

Free and Open to the public
Cosponsored by the Center for Arts and Humanities

There will also be a screening of the video
Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe
(A documentary on the construction of the new Globe Theatre in London
and the opening performance of Henry V)
4:00 p.m. in Humanities B39
University at Albany, Uptown Campus

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