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Shakespeare and Violence

The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, PA

Shakespeare and Violence

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Join The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre for this free event as we celebrate the Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450 with our Shakespeare in the World lecture and performance series.

What do Shakespeare's plays and Grand Theft Auto have in common? Both enraged their communities because of the level of violence they contain. We consider Shakespeare high art, but the plays include heads on sticks, hands being cut off, eyes being gouged out and even cannibalism. This talk by Dr. Annalisa Castaldo will consider some of the most extreme acts of violence (both staged and reported) in Shakespeare, in order to consider whether portraying violence can have an artistic purpose, and the effect on the audience of seeing such violence.

The Shakespeare in the World lecture and performance series if part of Year of the Bard: Shakespeare at 450 - a partnership of The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, the Free Library of Philadelphia and numerous other regional cultural organizations to offer a year packed full of engaging, enlightening, and entertaining programs and events designed to celebrate Shakespeare in all his classic and modern incarnations. 

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Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Since 1996, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre has produced more than 40 Shakespeare productions through fresh, muscular, and vivid interpretations that have at their center the actor and the playwright. Along with annual productions of works written by William Shakespeare, The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s decade-long Open Door Project offers state-of-the-art Shakespeare programming to high school and middle school students including student matinees, Artist-in-Residence, and professional touring productions. We have served over 70,000 students in the Philadelphia region. We also offer a Shakespeare in the World lecture and performance series. The Classical Acting Academy offers professional training for early career actors, classes for adults and teens, and free performances to the public each summer. The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre's next production is iHamlet, running from September 7-14, 2014. 

To learn more, visit www.phillyshakespeare.org

HERE ARE MORE PRODUCTIONS TO LOOK FORWARD TO FROM US!

 

Henry V

Directed By Aaron Cromie 

When: October 22nd- November 16th, 2014

Wednesday-Saturday@ 7:00pm, Sunday @ 2:00pm

Where: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Reserve tickets through our website or call our box office

Box Office Phone: 215-496-8001 www.phillyshakespeare.org.

 

Shakespeare 450 Event Series at Free Library of Philadelphia

Speaker: Dr. Annalisa Castaldo - Shakespeare and Ghosts

When: Wednesday October 29, 2014 6:00 PM

 

Speaker: Dr. Matt Koszuko - Shakespeare's Missing Sex Joke

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 6:00 PM

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Directed By Carmen Khan 

When: April 3rd- May 17th, 2015

Wednesday-Saturday@ 7:00pm, Sunday @ 2:00pm

Where: The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

2111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 

Reserve tickets through our website or call our box office

Box Office Phone: 215-496-8001 www.phillyshakespeare.org.

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