Shakespeare—From Page to Stage
If Music Be the Food of Love
Kate Lechler, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor in English, The University of Mississippi
Kate will examine Twelfth Night, a tender comedy about a love triangle thwarted by mistaken identities. Shakespeare's play contains several songs with lyrics, mostly performed by the wise fool character Feste, who is trying to help his grieving mistress find joy again. How does this character and his music help us understand the relationship between love and loss? We will discuss music on stage in the English Renaissance, as well as listen to more modern renditions of these songs, and watch their performances in context in clips from the 1996 Helena Bonham Carter film, among others.
This presentation is part of Kate Lechler's Shakespeare—From Page to Stage series.
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