In this free Bard Talks Shakespeare webinar Dr. Tiffany Stern reveals the quirky and extraordinary way in which actors walked and talked to play tragedy in Shakespeare’s day. The subject is funnier than the title might suggest! #sillywalks Watch the free live-stream webinar on Zoom Saturday, May 23 at 10am Pacific. Register now at the ticket link to save your spot
PRESENTER BIO: Tiffany Stern is Professor of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama at The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. She specialises in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries and also writes on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century playwrights and editors. Having researched the theatrical documents put together by authors and others in the process of writing and learning a play, she is repeatedly drawn back to actors’ parts, the documents consisting of cues and speeches from which actors learned their roles. She also writes on prologues, epilogues, songs, letters, arguments, plots and other stage documents; acting methods; theatre props, music, marketing and architecture. Her scholarship is widely used by theatre companies interested in historically inflected performances.
ABOUT: Now in its second season, Bard Talks are free webinars presented by distinguished scholars who reveal Shakespeare's secrets about acting, directing, sonnets, food and more! They are hosted by Shakespeare Center LA.