NYU Steinhardt Presents "Shakespeare Forum: Page, Stage, Engage," April 24-27


New York University’s Program in Educational Theatre will bring together more than 150 educators, artists, and scholars for a three-day conference exploring the performance and teaching of Shakespeare in the 21st century. The conference will take place from Thursday, April 24 through Sunday, April 27 at NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South. Although the conference is closed to the public, interested journalists may contact Tim Farrell, NYU Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6797 to RSVP for select events.

Entitled “Shakespeare Forum: Page, Stage, Engage,” the conference will include presentations of academic papers, workshops, and scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. Among the presenters are representatives from the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Shakespeare & Company, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among other academic institutions and performing arts companies.

Conference highlights include:

  • Thursday, April 24, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.: Opening Reception: Special guest Denis Holmes, acclaimed Shakespearean actor
  • Friday, April 25, 10:30 a.m: Keynote address: speaker: Roger Rees, Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor (Kimmel 914)
  • 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Performance: NYU’s Shakespeare to Go performs The Tempest (Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal Street). The Shakespeare to Go company is co 500

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