The Gallatin School of Individualized Study will host “The Roman Tragedies Festival,” a series of events centered on Shakespeare’s Roman tragedies, Nov. 6-16 at its Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts.
The festival, produced by Kristin Horton, a faculty member at the Gallatin School, will include: stage performances of “The Rape of Lucrece” (Nov. 6 & 13, 7 p.m.; Nov. 9 & 16, 2 p.m.) and “Julius Caesar” (Nov. 7, 8, 14 & 15, 7 p.m.; Nov. 9 & 16, 5 p.m.); a screening, via National Theatre Live Encore, of the Donmar Warehouse production of “Coriolanus” (Nov. 11, 7 p.m.); the Fiasco Theater’s reading of “Antony & Cleopatra” (Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.); and a panel discussion, “I am Lucrece: Rethinking Sexual Violence,” featuring New York Magazine writer Vanessa Grigoriadis, activist Marybeth Seitz-Brown, and Gallatin faculty member Cyd Cipolla (Nov. 10, 7 p.m.).
“This body of work that bookends the Roman Republic offers substantial opportunities to investigate politics and power as well as the social ramifications of one’s actions,” explains Horton, whose new play collaborations have appeared at the Contemporary American Theater Festival, Lark Play Development Center, and New York City Parks Summerstage, among other venues. “Moreover, it’s striking how Shakespeare’s Roman tragedies can spur a reflection on contemporary attitudes towards politics and sex.”
All events are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of events and to RSVP, beginning Oct. 20, please click here. For more information, please call 212.998.7139. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)