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The Imaginative Flows of “Shakespeare’s Maritime Dream”: A Conversation About Public Humanities and Performance

Date/Time: 11 November 2021 -6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for this free public online event hosted by the British Shakespeare Association. The event is open to all, but registration via Eventbrite is required.

“Shakespeare’s Maritime Dream” is a narrated and filmed public humanities performance piece in development by faculty and students from the State University of New York at Buffalo. It supports the efforts of the Buffalo Maritime Center to celebrate the Western New York watershed and Great Lakes heritage. This session features contributions from the literature and theatre professors leading the piece and clips of student performance pieces. It documents the evolution of this project as a pedagogical and community response to COVID-19 shutdowns, and offers a positive creative reflection on how Shakespeare’s imaginative and proto-imperial preoccupation with waterways can be channelled into a current civic and place-based ecological understanding.

Speakers: Barbara Bono (State University of New York at Buffalo) and Maria S. Horne (State University of New York at Buffalo)

Moderator: Steve Mentz (St. John’s University)

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