Introductory talk: 9:45 am. Staged reading: 10 am to 12:30 pm.
“What’s gone and what’s past help should be past grief.”
Shakespeare’s romance The Winter’s Tale not only contains the playwright’s most famous stage direction (“Exit, pursued by a bear”), but a story that goes to the deepest side of tragedy before finding its triumphant redemption. A Sicilian king becomes consumed by the belief that his best friend has committed adultery with his wife, and this passionate jealousy ignites a series of events that takes us on an adventure where we witness several miracles. That which is “lost” is found, and that which is “dead” comes to life in this beautiful play. Associate Artistic Director Barbara Zahora directs.
A staged reading by professional actors from The Shakespeare Project of Chicago. An informative talk begins fifteen minutes before the performance, which is followed by a question-and-answer session with the director and cast. The Shakespeare Project was founded in 1993 and has performed at the Newberry Library since 2003.
Cosponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies and the Department of Continuing Education.
Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.
This program is free and open to the public; no advance registration or tickets required.