This course explores recent theater experiments in translation, multilingual and cross-language performance, with Shakespeare as its test field. Works studied include: Hamlet and The Tempest; recent performances taped in London, Tokyo, and Cairo; selected critical essays on transnationalism, vernacularism, performance, and translation.
Half-credit (6 weeks). No pre-requisite but college-level course work on Shakespeare OR translational literature and culture strongly encouraged.
Katherine Rowe, English: Monday, 7-10pm
Acting Across Culture
This course examines how we access Shakespeare across culture and across language, as performers and audience members. We will explore the role of creator/performer using traditional and non-traditional means (text work and scansion, investigation of objective and actions, and first-folio technique). With a focus on language and both multilingual and non-verbal communication, students will prepare for a spring break intensive of student-led workshops and a performance.
Catharine Slusar, Theater: Tuesday, 1-4pm and 7-9pm