Free Speakers Series

Edward Rocklin, Professor of English,
California State University Pomona.

"Improbably produced or unperfectly represented": Exploring Tensions at the End of Measure for Measure.
Slightly over four-hundred years after its first performance, whenever we attend a performance of Measure for Measure we watch a play whose final details we cannot predict, and whose genre we may need to rethink. That is to say, despite the fact that everyone in a first night audience might know the text of this play, no one in that audience can be sure of exactly how the performance will conclude. In this presentation, Professor Edward Rocklin will explore how productions since 1950 have taken advantage of the textís open silences to produce a remarkable array of closing harmonies and disharmonies.


SHOWTIME:

Student Regular Preview
07  09  20172:00 PM 0.00 0.00


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