Guide to the Season Plays 2013-2014

Guide to the Season Plays 2013-2014

by Hannah Hessel, Stephen Greenblatt, David Scott Kastan, Margaret D. Stetz
     
 
The Guide to the Season Plays, introduces you to the 2013 – 2014 Season at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Guide provides you the opportunity to deepen your connection to the plays that will be on our stage in the upcoming year. Scholars and writers from across the country have shared their thoughts, research and intelligent analysis. Take this guide with

Overview

The Guide to the Season Plays, introduces you to the 2013 – 2014 Season at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Guide provides you the opportunity to deepen your connection to the plays that will be on our stage in the upcoming year. Scholars and writers from across the country have shared their thoughts, research and intelligent analysis. Take this guide with you wherever you go on your favorite device as you prepare to attend our productions.

About the Shakespeare Theatre Company

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, the recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award (R), works to present classic theatre of scope and size in an imaginative, skillful and accessible American style that honors the playwrights' language and intentions will viewing their work through a 21st-century lens. STC's productions blend classical traditions and modern originality. Hallmarks include exquisite sets, elegant costumes, leading classical actors and, above all, an uncompromising dedication to quality.

About STC Education

The central mission of the Shakespeare Theatre Company Education department is to deepen understanding of, appreciation for and connection to classic theatre in diverse learners of all ages through accessible programs that celebrate multiple perspectives. We seek to fulfill this mission through establishing a myriad of innovative avenues to experience the classics, strengthening our collaborations with schools locally and nationally, engaging in scholarly dialogue with community and audience members. We seek to empower learners to think critically, question freely, share openly and engage in an ongoing exploration of Shakespeare.

From Artistic Director Michael Kahn:

Education is an important element of any professional theatre, but for a classical theatre like Shakespeare Theatre Company, it is vital. We aim to lead as the nation’s premier destination for classical theatre, providing a training ground for the next generation of theatre artists and high-quality educational content for audiences, students and scholars. It is our responsibility to share our passion for Shakespeare with the next generation and the larger community. As the Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, it is a mission I take very seriously.

I believe in an ongoing study and practice of Shakespeare and his work. Exploring the classics is not only rigorous and stimulating – it also leads us closer to universal truths. When we go to the theatre, we engage with other human beings. We are part of a community where we are asked to be compassionate: to laugh with or grieve for others, and to understand people, lives and cultures different from our own.

With our range of Education programs, we strive to support and expand the work on our stages in many different environments. We endeavor to foster passion for the arts and to deepen the connection to classical theatre in learners of all ages and backgrounds. And by sharing its magic, we work to secure the future of classical theatre for generations to come.

-Michael Kahn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148389422
Publisher:
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
634 KB

Meet the Author

Stephen Greenblatt is the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, the editor of The Norton Shakespeare, and the prize-winning author of many books, including The Swerve, Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, Hamlet in Purgatory and Renaissance Self-Fashioning.

David Scott Kastan is the George M. Bodman Professor of English at Yale University. He has written widely on Shakespeare and other early modern writers, and he serves as a general editor of the Arden Shakespeare and series editor of the Barnes and Noble Shakespeare.

Theodore Leinwand has taught Shakespeare at the University of Maryland for more than thirty years. He is an associate editor of Shakespeare Quarterly and he has written two books on Jacobean London, its plays and their social and economic context.

Drew Lichtenberg is Literary Associate at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale School of Drama.

Robert Sacheli is a columnist for Dandyism.net, where his work often explores the intersection of style and performance. He has served as a judge for Washington’s Helen Hayes Awards and a script evaluator for the Kennedy Center’s VSA Playwright Discovery Program. He has written and spoken on Coward for The Smithsonian Associates, where he is the staff writer; the Auckland (New Zealand) Theater Company; and the Shakespeare Theatre Company as the Noël Coward scholar for the 2009 production of Design for Living.

Margaret D. Stetz, the Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women's Studies and Professor of Humanities at the University of Delaware, is author of numerous books and of over 100 published articles, many of them on Victorian literature and culture. She believes that The Importance of Being Earnest is the greatest comedy of the last two centuries.

Rob Weinert-Kendt is Associate Editor at American Theatre magazine. He has written features and criticism for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, Newsday, Village Voice, Time Out NY, The Guardian, and The San Francisco Chronicle, among others. He was the founding editor of Back Stage West.

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