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Lobby Talks

Talks and lectures on the plays and themes of the season, in the Festival Theatre lobby. Free admission.

 

Translating Brecht
Thursday, May 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
British playwright David Edgar’s translation of Mother Courage and Her Children has its world première at the Festival this season; he has also translated Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo and has seen his own original plays translated into other languages. Mr. Edgar discusses the translation process from both sides of the equation.

King Lear
Wednesday, June 25, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
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
Thursday, July 3, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Thursday, July 17, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.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.

Creating Crazy for You
Thursday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to noon.
CBC Radio producer Robert Harris interviews book writer and co-conceiver Ken Ludwig about writing his hit Gershwin musical.

Sans Teeth, Sans Eyes
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
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
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
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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