Friday, February 21 @ 6:00 pm
In anticipation of The Acting Company’s Shakespearean productions on February 26 and 27 at SUNY Oswego, the river’s end bookstore and ARTSwego will host an evening of discussions and music focused on the Bard.
Dr. Bruce Altschuler, recently retired from the political science department of SUNY Oswego and author of Shakespeare and Politics will discuss why today’s audiences should care about Hamlet. SUNY Oswego English professor Dr. Patrick Murphy will provide insights into Shakespeare and contemporary playwright Tom Stoppard. In between these discussions, the female vocal ensemble Concinnity will perform music of the period with lyrics based on Shakespearean texts. Click here for SUNY Oswego's ticket information for theatre productions of Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Why should 21st century audiences care about Hamlet?
Dr. Bruce Altschuler
An Interlude of Music on Shakespearean Texts - Concinnity
In sweet music is such art,
Killing care and grief of heart...
"Give us this day our daily mask": A Conversation about Shakespeare and Stoppard
Dr. Patrick Murphy
Photos: The Acting Company. Top credit:Will Sanderson; bottom: Michael Lamont.