Before you come see the Stratford Festival’s production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus at the Hopkins Center for the Arts (November 30 to December 2 – some tickets are still available!), you can hear all about in these videos of talks by Stratford Festival artists and Dartmouth scholars that explore a plethora of fascinating topics. Here’s your holiday viewing!
Identity, Representation and Casting in Contemporary Theater: Coriolanus actors Graham Abbey, André Sills and Alexis Gordon discuss race, gender and other issues of identity in theater – including color-blind verses color-conscious casting and the fact that, yes, Canadians can be racist, too.
Female Power in Shakespeare, from Taming of the Shrew to Coriolanus: a conversation between Stratford dramaturg Keira Loughran and Dartmouth English professor Tom Luxon about uncorking the vivid women who exist throughout Shakespeare and whom directors in the past have tried to tamp down.
Tweeting to the Populace: Roman Mobs and Modern Media, a public talk by Dartmouth public policy professor Charlie Wheelan.
Breasts on the Battlefield: Gender Roles in Modern and Ancient War: a discussion between Dartmouth classics professor Roberta Stewart and Women and Gender Studies lecturer Brianne Gallagher about women and war and literature.
Still have room for dessert? Go behind the scenes of this stunning production by director Robert Lepage in these videos by the Stratford Festival!