APR 23 | Tues. 7:30 PM | Newhart Family Theatre | Free
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Held in honor of the late Bernard McElroy (1937-1991), Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago, the McElroy Celebration combines lecture and performance to explore major issues in Shakespearean performance, theory and criticism.
This year’s event is a lecture/performance entitled “What, has this thing appear’d again to-night?”: Spooky Shakespeare, Memory, and 9/11. The lecture will be given by Dr. Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr., Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre Arts at Loyola Marymount University, who has been involved in productions of over half of the Shakespearean canon, and has published numerous books and articles on theatre, performance, English Renaissance drama, and Japanese theatre and culture. Several scenes from Hamlet, Macbeth, and Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy will be directed by Ann Shanahan, Associate Professor of Theatre at Loyola University Chicago and performed by Loyola students and professional actors Henry Godinez and Larry Yando. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the McElroy Shakespeare Celebration blog site.