Speakers
Lobby Talks
Category  
July
Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes
Thursday, July 24, at 11:00 AM
General Admission
Tickets Not Required
Lobby Talk King Lear
Thursday, July 24, at 5:30 PM
General Admission
Tickets Not Required
Lobby Talk Dream
Wednesday, July 30, at 5:30 PM
General Admission
Tickets Not Required
Upon a Wheel of Fire
Thursday, July 31, at 11:00 AM
General Admission
Tickets Not Required
July

Lobby Talks

Talks and lectures on the plays and themes of the season. Free admission.


King Lear
Festival Theatre lobby
Thursday, July 24, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, August 14, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, August 28, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, September 4, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Informal chats with Director of Communications David Prosser.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Festival Theatre lobby, Thursday, July 3, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, July 23, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, August 27, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, September 9, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Informal chats with Director of Communications David Prosser.

Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes
Festival Theatre lobby, Thursday, July 24, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Views about aging, from Elizabethan times to the present, affect all of us in ways we may not even realize. In this talk, Dr. Susan Krauss Whitbourne, psychologist and professor at UMassAmherst, explores the basis for ageism in Shakespeare’s writing and how people today defy these stereotypes.

Upon a Wheel of Fire
Festival Theatre lobby, Thursday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Dr. Vivian Rakoff, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, and Len Rudner of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, consider King Lear. Do the gods save us from madness or drive us to it? There may be no other play in the Shakespearean canon in which the gods are called upon so often yet are so absent. As chaos leaks into the universe, whose job is it to clean up the mess?

Love, Loss and Lunacy
Festival Theatre lobby, Thursday, August 7, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Conductor and lecturer Marguerite Mullée examines how Man of La Mancha challenges society’s reality and considers how success can come from loss.

Music, Such As Charmeth Sleep: Musical Interpretations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Festival Theatre lobby, Thursday, August 21, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Musician and theatre scholar Lois Kivesto explores how composers including Purcell, Mendelssohn, Britten and Henze have made Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream their own.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Playbill List King LearCrazy for YouA Midsummer Night's DreamThe Beaux' StratagemMan of La ManchaAlice Through the Looking-GlassHay FeverKing JohnMother Courage and Her ChildrenAntony and CleopatraChristina, The Girl KingA Midsummer Night's Dream - a chamber play2014 Season

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