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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

A Different Time, A Different Place: Using Production Concept as a Device to Explicate Shakespear

Contemporary productions of Shakespeare's plays are frequently staged using production concepts that place the action in a time and place far removed from Elizabethan London. The adoption of a production concept that sets the play in an era familiar to the audience serves to make the piece more accessible. The process of choosing a suitable concept is a useful tool in the analysis of the text. This paper outlines strategies for developing the production concept through class examples in contemporary theatre and projects in THE 201, Theatre Arts Production.

Presenter: P Gibson Ralph (Faculty)
Topic: Theatre
Location: 106 Edwards
Time: 1:15 pm (Session III)

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