Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Royal Shakespeare Co.'s Cardenio in Ann Arbor

The Royal Shakespeare Company, the University of Michigan, and the University Musical Society are collaborating  on a 10-day residency in Ann Arbor, MI this week. A schedule of public events from the University Musical Society -- including a script reading of Greg Doran's version of the lost Shakespeare play, Cardenio -- follows.


The University of Michigan has also announced the following lecture: Friday, March 26, 4:30 p.m., "Cervantes and Shakespeare: Metatextualities in Don Quixote and the Late Plays," a lecture by Valerie Wayne, 3222 Angell Hall, UofM, Ann Arbor


RSC Creative Project: Insight for the Sor Juana play (written by Helen Edmundson)
Wed, Mar 24, 6-8 pm
Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St.

A play by Helen Edmundson based on the story of Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, a celebrated 17th-century, South American nun, emerging as a key figure in the history of literature in the Western hemisphere. Sor Juana wrote plays, essays, and poetry, and was highly controversial for her life and literary works. "Insight" refers to a partial reading of a script (in development) and discussion of the play with the writer, director and actors. Audience participation will be encouraged.
A collaboration with the RSC, U-M and UMS.


RSC Creative Project: Insight for the Cardenio play
Fri, Mar 26, 2-4 pm
Keene Theatre, East Quad, 701 East University Avenue

“Cardenio,” a play by Shakespeare and John Fletcher, which is known to have been performed, but of which there is no existing text. The story involves a character of the same name from Cervantes’ “Don Quixote,” published and translated into English from the original Spanish in 1605. Greg Doran and a Spanish playwright are developing a script that aims to restore the play. "Insight" refers to a partial reading of a script (in development) and discussion of the play with the writer, director and actors. Audience participation will be encouraged.
A collaboration with the RSC, U-M and UMS.


RSC Creative Project: Discussion on the Bible as Literature with RSC director Greg Doran, playwright David Edgar, and Ralph Williams
Sat, Mar 27, 4-6 pm

The Library Gallery, 100 Hatcher Graduate Library (just off the Diag)

Note: Bible-related materials ranging from a second-century C.E. papyrus fragment of a letter of St. Paul to an original copy of the 1611 King James Version of the Bible will be on display in the University Library's Audubon Room adjoining the gallery. These materials are from the University of Michigan Library's Special Collections.
A collaboration with the RSC, U-M and UMS.

RSC Creative Project: Shakespeare: from Stage to Film - A Lecture by RSC Director Greg Doran and actor Sir Antony Sher
Mon, Mar 29, 7:30 pm
Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St.
A collaboration with the RSC, U-M and UMS.

RSC Creative Project: Insight for Written on the Heart (King James Bible play, by David Edgar)
Tue, Mar 30, 6:30-8:30 pm
Blau Auditorium, Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan St.
A play by David Edgar on the role of Lancelot Andrewes in the formation and publication of the King James Bible. Andrewes played a central and controversial role in the religious life of the times.
A collaboration with the RSC, U-M and UMS.

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