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Ireland and Shakespeare Symposium

March 5, 2016 @ 9:15 am - 5:30 pm

Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies and Lewis Center for the Arts presents the Ireland and Shakespeare Symposium, a one-day symposium of debate and performance centered on Irish versions and adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays, with contributions from leading Irish directors, actors and critics: Mark Burnett, Bradin Cormack, Katherine Hennessey, Garry Hynes, Patrick Lonergan, Barry McGovern, Conall Morrison, Fintan O’Toole, Lynne Parker, Owen Roe, Robert Sandberg, James Shapiro, Clair Wills, and Michael Wood.

Beginning Saturday, March 5 from 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street on the Princeton University campus. A pre-symposium lecture is scheduled for Friday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m. by Columbia University Professor James Shapiro, author of 1606: William Shakespeare and the Year of Lear.

Free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations required.

The symposium is presented with support from Princeton University’s English Department, The David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Fund, and Global Shakespeare.


Friday, March 4

4:30 p.m. | Fund for Irish Studies Lecture: James Shapiro on “Shakespeare and Ireland”
5:30 p.m. | Reception

Saturday, March 5

9:15 a.m. | Introduction
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. | Staging Shakespeare in Ireland
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Screening of the film Mickey B, directed by Tom Magill
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. | Debating Shakespeare in Ireland
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Performing Shakespeare in Ireland

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March 5, 2016
9:15 am - 5:30 pm
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James M. Stewart ’32 Theater
185 Nassau Street
Princeton, 08542
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