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Lectures from the Allen Room and the Wertheim Study: Shakespeare Talks to Us: the Case for Style of Direct Address in Shakespeare's Plays - Shakespeare Week V

April 19, 2013

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
General Research Division

Melinda Hall presents the case for direct address in which Shakespeare's characters include the audience in the agreement between Player and Playgoer.  The talk will be about the style and context in which the plays were written and heard and how contemporary direction often excludes the audience, missing opportunities inherent in the play.  She will have guest actors on hand to demonstrate the advantages of direct address in some of Shakespeare's most famous works.

Melinda Hall (SAG-AFTRA, AEA, The Dramatist Guild), is an actor, writer, director and producter of the annual Sonnet Slam in Central Park celebrating Shakespeare's birthday.  Follow @willfulpictures

For more lectures from the writers in the Wertheim Study, click here.