116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Drama and Society I: Shakespeare and Society

Session Chair: 
Amanda Riggle, University of California, Riverside
Time: 
Session 2: Friday 3:20 pm – 4:50 pm
Location: 
Miller Hall 113

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Dayna Patterson, Independent Scholar
    Shakespeare's work lends itself to all manner of adaptations. In this session, I'll discuss the genesis of and read a sampling of poems from my poetry manuscript, O Lady, Speak Again, a series of persona and self-portrait poems that combine female characters from Shakespeare with a Post-Mormon feminist twist. 
  2. Carol Robertson, University of Washington - Seattle
    Some scholars have insisted that stage directions signaling Romeo’s entrance midway through Friar Laurence’s garden soliloquy are premature—an error in Q2 since no such directions appear in Q1.  I argue that Romeo’s midway entrance is significant to our interpretation of the soliloquy.  Romeo gives an object to the friar’s cogent lesson on the dangers of reading and misreading.  
  3. Marinela Golemi, Arizona State University
     This paper traces the industrialization of Shakespeare in Albania through translations and politically motivated theatrical performances.
Session Cancelled: 
No