If you are anything like me and have assumed that The War of the Roses was originally a movie starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner and not actually related in any way to Shakespeare’s Henry the VI, then this free lecture series is for you (and me).
The first lecture features Bard on the Beach’s Director of Education Mary Hartman. I have been told that Mary will bring her unique style and insight into the world of Shakespeare. You will hear about life in Shakespeare’s London, the playhouses, the staging and theatrical conventions of the period and the vitality of Shakespeare’s language. The world of Shakespeare will be explored with enthusiasm and wit.
As well Mary Hartman’s lecture, SFU’s Dr Paul Budra is back and this time he delves a little deeper into what makes Shakespeare well…Shakespeare. Bringing his signature charm and extensive knowledge, Paul will get you primed and ready for Bard’s 2011 productions and will keep your mind limber for a great season of Shakespeare.
While these lectures are free, pre-registration is required. To pre-register you can either call the Bard Box office at 604-739-0559 or book at www.bardonthebeach.org – you can click on the “Lectures” link on this page.
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 2011 season runs from June 2 to September 24 under the tents in Vanier Park. Full details can be found at www.bardonthebeach.org. Tickets are available on the Bard website or by calling the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559.