Does love make fools of us all?
For Valentine’s Day, let’s explore two of Shakespeare’s greatest love stories, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Written near the same time, these plays contain the potential both for supreme comedy and sublime tragedy.
Lecture is on Zoom
Sunday, February 14, 2021
4:00 – 5:15pm EST
“Revenge Should Have No Bounds” – Shakespeare and Revenge Tragedies
Sunday, February 21, 2021
“Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On” – Shakespeare’s Late Romances
Sunday, February, 28, 2021
About Noam Lior:
Noam Lior trained and worked as an actor before transitioning to directing and dramaturgy, and earned his PhD from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. His research is focused on multimedia digital editions of Shakespeare. Noam is one of the co-founders of Shakespeare at Play (www.shakespeareatplay.ca), where he has co-directed and dramaturged productions of Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Noam has taught dramatic literature and theatre history courses at the University of Toronto, and Shakespeare acting courses at the Toronto Film School, as well as directing productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and John Marston’s The Dutch Courtesan.
He is also the dramaturge for Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Company’s ShakesBeers Showdown fundraiser, a wonderfully silly project benefitting the Shakespeare in Hospitals program.
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