Philippa Kelly: Only Connect: Dramaturgy and Shakespeare's Living Theater
Tue, Mar 13 2012 - 6:00pm
Philippa Kelly, Ph.D., Resident Dramaturg, California Shakespeare Theater; Author, The King and I
Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Theater- Moderator
Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet will be performed during the session by actress Anna Bullard and playwright Daniel Heath.
In her recent book The King and I, Australian author and dramaturg Philippa Kelly strives to bring Shakespearean scholarship to a wider public. Weaving a compelling personal story of her own relationship to King Lear, she brings the 16th century play and playwright into dialogue with universal themes of loss and redemption. Lauded by award-winning critic Stephen Greenblatt as “an original and deeply personal book” and “a meditation on the contemporary relevance of Shakespeare’s most searing tragedy,” Dr. Kelly will discuss dramaturgy and how the best theater productions connect us to larger themes of humanity, understanding and love.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Part of The Commonwealth Club’s Good Lit series underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation. Kelly is the study leader on the Club’s forthcoming trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, June 12-16.