Event Title

The Winter's Tale

Presenter Information

Carter Sligh, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A255

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-26-2013 4:00 PM

End Date

4-26-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

My project was to direct a fully staged version of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. With my combined interests of theater and history, my goal was to create a historically relevant version of the play, one that strengthened Shakespeare’s language and made clear the themes of the play for a modern audience. I placed the play in the 1950’s and 60’s, hoping to express the strictness and subsequent loosening of social mores present in the play through the historical setting. The production ran for five performances, with great box office success.

Notes

Session III, Panel 14: Rewrites, Replays, and Remixes: Reflections on Shakespeare, The Ramayana, Music Techonology, and Chile
Moderator: Jeff Pence, Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and English

Major

Theater

Advisor(s)

Caroline Jackson-Smith, African American Studies; Theater

Project Mentor(s)

Paul Moser, Theater

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The Winter's Tale

Science Center, A255

My project was to direct a fully staged version of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. With my combined interests of theater and history, my goal was to create a historically relevant version of the play, one that strengthened Shakespeare’s language and made clear the themes of the play for a modern audience. I placed the play in the 1950’s and 60’s, hoping to express the strictness and subsequent loosening of social mores present in the play through the historical setting. The production ran for five performances, with great box office success.