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The History of Cardenio Lectures

The recording of each Public Lecture can be viewed LIVE each night starting at 5:20pm. They can be viewed at: http://www.indiana.edu/~video/stream/liveflash.html?filename=Public_Lecture_Campus_Center


Thursday, April 19

5:30 p.m., free public lecture in theater, "Two Cardenios: Shakespeare and Cervantes" by Steven Wagschal, Associate Professor of Spanish at Indiana University (Bloomington), and author of The Literature of Jealousy in the Age of Cervantes. He has also published essays on Cervantes, Calderon, Lope de Vega, and Góngora. Dr. Wagschal will discuss the literary relationship between Cervantes (the greatest author of the Spanish Golden Age) and Shakespeare (the greatest author of the English Renaissance). Cervantes and Shakespeare were contemporaries, who died on the same date in 1616.

7 p.m., play, The History of Cardenio

The 30 minute talk-back will begin five minutes after the play finishes.


Friday, April 20

5:30 p.m., free public lecture in theater, "When is Sex Legal? Rape, Coercion, Bigamy, Mixed-Race Marriage, Transvestism, and Not Being Straight" A conversation between Dr. Gary Taylor and Dr. Jennifer Drobac, Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Dr. Drobac is the author of SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAW: History, Cases, and Theory. She has also published more generally on sexual consent, family law, and AIDS law, and is an award-winning teacher. She will discuss, from a legal perspective, the issues surrounding sexuality, and particularly the sexuality of young people, raised by the Cardenio story. Dr. Taylor will be approaching the same issues from the perspective of literary history and men's studies.

7 p.m., play, The History of Cardenio

The 30 minute talk-back will begin five minutes after the play finishes.


Thursday, April 26

5:30 p.m., free public lecture in theater, "Shakespeare, Indianapolis and Race" by Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English and Associate Dean of Faculty, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University. Dr. Thompson specializes in Renaissance drama and focuses on issues of race and performance. She is the author of two books: Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America (Oxford University Press, 2011) and Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage (2008), and the editor of two books: Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance (2010), and Colorblind Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Race And Performance (2006). In addition, she is the guest editor of two special editions of scholarly journals: "Shakespeare, Race, and Performance," Shakespeare Bulletin (2009) and "Actors of Color in Shakespeare," Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation (2008).

7 p.m. play, The History of Cardenio

The 30 minute talk-back will begin five minutes after the play finishes.


Friday, April 27

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,"The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now," an academic research colloquium.

5:30 p.m., free public lecture in theater, "Working Together: Theater, Collaboration, and The History of Cardenio" by Dr. Gary Taylor, who will speak about Shakespeare and Fletcher collaborating with each other and with the text of Cervantes, about his own collaboration with those three writers, and about the kinds of collaboration between scholars, theatre artists, and audiences that have gone into recreating the lost play.

7 p.m., play, The History of Cardenio (accessible to the deaf)

The 30 minute talk-back will begin five minutes after the play finishes.


Saturday, April 28

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., "The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now," an academic research colloquium.

5:30-6:00 p.m. Reading of translations of Spanish poetry (Ben Van Wyk)

6-6:30 p.m. Classical Spanish Guitar concert (John Alvarado)

7 p.m., play, The History of Cardenio

The 30 minute talk-back will begin five minutes after the play finishes.


POST-PERFORMANCE TALK-BACKS

All Talk-backs with the audience feature conversations with Dr. Terri Bourus, Dr. Gary Taylor, and selected cast members.

Terri Bourus is Associate Professor of English Drama at IUPUI, a General Editor of the New Oxford Shakespeare, and co-founder of Hoosier Bard Productions, for which she directed Young Hamlet at the Indy Fringe Theatre in 2011. She has performed professionally as actor, singer, and dancer in New York, San Diego, and Chicago (where she won a Kelly award for best performance by an actress in a classic play). Dr. Bourus has edited multimedia editions of Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and digital editions of two plays by John Fletcher. She has won six Indiana University teaching awards.

Gary Taylor is General Editor of the New Oxford Shakespeare, editor and co-author of The History of Cardenio. His 22 books include Castration As Abbreviated History of Western Manhood, editions of Shakespeare, John Fletcher, and their contemporary Thomas Middleton, and The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, Cervantes and the Lost Play (forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2012). He has lectured widely at theatres and universities around the world, written for the Guardian (London) and Time Magazine, and been interviewed on "Fresh Air," "All Things Considered," the BBC, and Canadian and New Zealand TV and radio. Dr. Taylor will be approaching the same issues from the perspective of literary history and men's studies.