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   Shakespeare in Color: A Symposium on Macbeth and African American Performances and Appropriations

   Date : Friday, 25 January 2008       From : 8:30am   To : 6:30pm
   Category : Lectures/Conferences/Symposia       Location : Blount/Buckman Lobby

   Event Description :

The symposium is presented in conjunction with Hattiloo Theatre's production of Shakespeare's Macbeth (opens Jan. 18) and Opera Memphis' production of Verdi's Macbeth (opens Jan. 26).

Free and open to the public, the symposium will draw together national scholars and local performers in a conversation about so called "non-traditional" casting of Shakespeare's plays. Speakers sharing their research on this topic include Ayanna Thompson (Arizona State U.), Peter Erickson (Williams College), Amy Scott-Douglass (Denison U.), Marguerite Rippy (Marymount U.), director and writer Aleta Chappelle, composer Wallace Cheatham and veteran Hollywood and Broadway actor Harry J. Lennix.

Directors of the Hattiloo and Opera Memphis productions also will participate in discussions. The symposium is sponsored by Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts (CODA). Contact Scott Newstok at

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