Rachael Walters Brightwell
- Associate Director for Programing and Outreach
ATLANTA—Theater Emory hosts “Shakespeare Anniversary Celebration” on April 23, 2016, a twelve-hour celebration commemorating the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death. The festival of performances and discussion will occur in various locations around the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.
Events include a large-scale battle scene enactment, performances from local artists including Staibdance and Callosum Collective, readings from prominent Atlanta Shakespearean actors, excerpts from Emory student theater productions, and, of course, comic diversions from a fool or two. “Shakespeare: What’s on Your Mind?” brings together Emory faculty in an informal conversation, during which participants discuss their Shakespearean research, current passions, and new investigations in development.
“We are excited to view Shakespeare through as many lenses as we can: cultural perspectives, styles of performance, and devised work,” explains Janice Akers, Theater Emory artistic director.
Shakespeare Anniversary Celebration begins at noon and ends with a midnight ritual inviting all attendees to honor the life and art of Shakespeare. More information, along with a schedule and complete list of events can be found at theater.emory.edu/ShakespeareCelebration. This event is free and open to the public, but it is requested that attendees make reservations