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Reading Shakespeare's War of the Roses
Patrick Ryan, Shakespeare Play On

Grant details:

A (Virtual) Summer with Shakespeare (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Humanities Institute staff
Publication: The Humanities Institute, UC Santa Cruz
Date: 10/5/2020
Abstract: As the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States emerged in full force during the spring of 2020, the intellectual landscape of the Humanities was characterized by uncertainty. What would it mean to continue pursuing the sorts of questions these fields take up without the face-to-face engagement which have traditionally been so foundational to them? As scholars, artists, and intellectuals in Santa Cruz approached the end of the last academic year, however, it was clear that the emergence of a global pandemic and the flaming of political tensions in the United States had only underscored the importance of the Humanities in making sense of the world around us. In response to this, "Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses," a series of eleven weekly episodes performed over the course of the summer, represented a bold and original venture into theater and public scholarship in the age of COVID-19.

Shakespeare Organizations during COVID-19: Undiscovered Shakespeare: The Wars of the Roses (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Humanities Institute staff
Publication: Shakespeare Association of America
Date: 7/10/2020