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Shakespeare in Italy: An Afternoon Symposium

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Winifred Smith Hall

UC Irvine

Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Irvine, CA 92697

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1:00-2:30pm: Italian Stories, Plots, and Plays in Shakespeare's Verona and Venice
Robert Henke (Drama and Comparative Literature, Washington University, St. Louis)

3:00-3:45pm: Commedia dell’arte demonstration

4:15-5:15 pm: Oaths and Props, Merchants and Acrobats:
Jews and Others on Shakespeare's Stage and the Italian Piazza
Erith Jaffe-Berg (Theatre, Film, and Media, UC Riverside)

5:15-7:00: Dinner break

7:00pm: "5 Things to Look for in The Merchant of Venice," with Dean Tyrus Miller, outside New Swan Theatre

8:00pm: Performance of The Merchant of Venice (buy tickets separately)

Organized by Deanna Shemek (UCI) and Ariane Helou (UCLA)
For information, contact Julia Lupton, jrlupton@uci.edu.

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