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Kolentsis Featured at Book Launch, Co-hosts Annual Shakespearean Theatre Conference

Kolentsis Featured at Book Launch, Co-hosts Annual Shakespearean Theatre Conference

Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Stratford Festival is hosting a book launch for the publication Shakespeare On Stage and Off, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public free of charge and takes place as part of the Stratford Festival's Meighen Forum series, in the newly opened Tom Patterson Theatre. The editors of the publication, St. Jerome’s University Department of English Associate Professor, Alysia Kolentsis and the University of Waterloo’s Department of English Professor, Kenneth Graham, along with several contributors, will be talking about how the collection came together. The book launch takes place as the 4th Annual Shakespearean Theatre Conference also commences on the 15th, organized by Kolentsis and Graham, and the Stratford Festival’s Interim Director of Education, Katherine Laing.

 

“This unique conference brings together scholars and theatre practitioners from North America and beyond. It provides an opportunity to think broadly and creatively about the past, present, and future of Tudor-Stuart drama,” noted Kolentsis. “With this year’s theme of “Shakespeare in a Changing World”, the launch of the book on June 15th aligns well.”

 

Shakespeare On Stage and Off features the Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival, Antoni Cimolino’s account of his 2015 production of Hamlet. The collection also looks at contemporary Canadian, British, and American stagings of the plays, considers Shakespeare’s presence on television and in the global cinema, and explores new ways of interacting with Shakespeare in the digital age. 

 

“The book launch begins what promises to be a really great conference,” added Kolentsis. “Antoni Cimolino returns as a plenary speaker, and this year we also welcome Brian Cummings (University of York), and Alexa Alice Joubin (George Washington University). This year's highlights include a workshop on Indigenous Shakespeares; an actors panel for this season's production of Richard III and Hamlet; and a presentation from SJU's own Professor Emeritus Ted McGee.”

 

To register for the Shakespeare On Stage and Off book launch please use the following link.

 

For more information about The Shakespearean Theatre Conference, co-hosted in partnership with the University of Waterloo, please use the following link.

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