Texas Tech University

April 5, 2018

Featuring Bill Gelber, Associate Professor and Director of Theatre at Texas Tech University

Originally, Shakespeare's company had, at the most, ten days of rehearsal for each new play. The position of director did not yet exist. With limited time and no overall "master of the stage," how was a work like Hamlet or King Lear successfully produced?

Bill Gelber, Associate Professor of the School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University, will point out the ways in which an examination of Shakespeare's texts give clues as to what he had in mind for staging: how he directed through dialogue, and how his company would have translated what he wrote to the Global stage.

This event is part of the Institute's weeklong lecture series commemorating "Shakespeare and his Legacy," made possible by the generous support of the CH Foundation.