From Greek legends to Renaissance plays to modern action movies, revenge tragedy is an enduringly popular genre, which Shakespeare put a unique spin on.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet started out as an attempt to cash in on the success of Kyd’s Spanish Tragedy, but became one of the most renowned plays of all time.
Lecture is on Zoom
Sunday, February 21, 2021
4:00pm – 5:15pm EST
Shakespeare, Romance & Laughter
Sunday, February 14, 2021 – Done
Fathers and Daughters – Dangerous Complex Relationships
The Late Plays
Sunday, February 28, 2021
All lectures on Zoom at 4:00pm-5:15pm EST
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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