As You Like Shakespeare!
The USD College of Arts and Sciences Scholars’ Roundtable
in conjunction with the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival
Saturday 3-4.30pm 9 June 2012 Old Main; Farber Auditorium, University of South Dakota
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Dakota is pleased to sponsor a roundtable discussion that brings together three Shakespeare scholars for an informative and interactive discussion of Shakespeare’s As You Like It in conjunction with the first annual South Dakota Shakespeare Festival production of the play in Vermillion, South Dakota. The discussion will take place on the USD campus in the Farber Auditorium of Old Main on Saturday afternoon at 3pm on June 9th. Among the topics covered will be Shakespeare’s life and times, productions of plays in his period and ours, and the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival’s production of As You Like It. You will find much to talk about and think about whether you have already seen the production on Friday evening or if you will be seeing it on Saturday evening, or Sunday evening. If you’ve read the play, seen this play produced before, or if this will be your first chance at Shakespeare, come along to the roundtable discussion for a chance to engage with the play in addition to being an audience member. Join these three exciting scholars for a fascinating discussion of what makes As You Like It so special!
Lois Potter (University of Delaware)
Lois Potter, emeritus professor of Shakespeare at the University of Delaware, regularly does pre-show talks at the Globe Theatre in London, and her new biography The Life of William Shakespeare: A Critical Biography (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) discusses Shakespeare’s life in the context of his work. She is a regular attendee at International Shakespeare Association, is the author of Shakespeare in Performance: Othello (Palgrave, 2002), and is currently editing Pericles for the New Norton Shakespeare (2013). Lois Potter has essays in The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Tragedy (2010), The Cambridge Companion to Christopher Marlowe (2004), and The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare (2001).
Peter Kanelos (Loyola University)
Peter Kanelos, Shakespeare professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Loyola University, has served as dramaturg for productions of Richard III, Pericles, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure and other plays. He is the general editor of the book series Shakespeare and the Stage, has a forthcoming textbook A History of Drama, and has edited editions of Much Ado About Nothing (Focus, 2010) and Twelfth Night (MLA, 2012).
Darlene Farabee (University of South Dakota)
Darlene Farabee, Shakespeare professor in the English Department at the University of South Dakota, regularly reviews area productions of Shakespeare plays for Shakespeare Bulletin and her essay "'A Walking Shadow': Place Perception, and Disorientation in Macbeth" will appear next year in the new Arden Shakespeare series volume Arden Critical Currents: Macbeth. Her current book project is titled Travel and Perception on the Early Modern Stage.