Nantucket Arts Council Shakespeare Festival Part 3


A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mon, Jul 13 to Wed, Jul 15, 2009 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Children’s Beach

Presented by Seaside Shakespeare, directed by Lynne Bolton, original score by Kim D. Sherman, produced by Susan McGinnis. Free.

Marjorie Garber
Mon, Jul 13, 2009 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm at Nantucket Atheneum

Marjorie Garber is a Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, has published fifteen books and edited seven collections of essays. The scope of her work ranges from animal studies to literary theory, but her work has mostly been centered on Shakespeare. Garber has written five widely admired books on the playwright, including her most recent, Shakespeare and Modern Culture (Pantheon, 2008); Profiling Shakespeare (Routledge, 2008); and Shakespeare After All (Pantheon, 2004), which received the 2005 Christian Gauss Book Award from Phi Beta Kappa. The book is an extensive study of Shakespeare’s plays, the fruits of more than twenty years of teaching large lecture classes at Harvard and Yale. Newsweek magazine chose Shakespeare After All as one of the five best nonfiction books of 2004.

Film: King Lear (2008)
Mon, Jul 13 to Thu, Jul 16, 2009 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Unitarian Church

Shakespeare’s greatest play starring Ian McKellan, directed by Trevor Nunn.

Staging Shakespeare: What You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afrain to Ask
Tue, Jul 14, 2009 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm at Coffin School

Shakespeare Festival committee member and Theatre Workshop of Nantucket (TWN) board president Frank Morral will be heading up a panel discussion on Tuesday, July 14 at the Coffin School, with audience members encouraged to ask “Staging Shakespeare: What You Always Wanted to Known but Were Afraid to Ask.” Slated to appear on the panel are Seaside Shakespeare’s Susan McGinnis (actor and producer), Louis Butelli (actor), and Sue Riddle (production designer), as well as recently named artistic director of TWN, John Shea. Serving as moderator will be Morral, who taught Shakespeare at Carleton College for 44 years before moving to Nantucket.

Shakespeare Behind Bars
Wed, Jul 15, 2009 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Coffin School

Movie and Discussion with Founder Curt Tofteland.

Film: Romeo & Juliet (2003)
Tue, Jul 14, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Unitarian Church

Shakespeare’s play is transformed from Verona to the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes.

The Wit and Wisdom of Will’s Women
Fri, Jul 17 to Sat, Jul 18, 2009 from 8:00pm – 9:30pm at Bennett Hall

Performed by Seaside Shakespeare.

Performance for Children
Sat, Jul 18, 2009 from 10:00am – 11:00am at Bennett Hall

Performed by Seaside Shakespeare.

Music in Shakespeare’s Time
Sun, Jul 19, 2009 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

The Festival will round out its week of events with a musical program organized by local composer, musician, and head of Nantucket School of Music, Mollie Glazer and baritone Elliot Levine of the a cappella sextet Western Wind, which performed most recently on island in the Arts Council’s 2008 Winter Concert Series. The “Music in Shakespeare’s Time” concert, which will feature Glazer on viola da gamba with Levine and members of the Western Wind, is scheduled for St. Paul’s Church on Fair Street on Sunday, July 19 at 5 p.m.

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