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Shakespeare—From Page to Stage

If Music Be the Food of Love

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Mar 14, 10:00am
Rowe Center 10:00am
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Shakespeare—From Page to Stage
If Music Be the Food of Love

Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning

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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Kate Lechler

Kate Lechler

Kate Lechler is a writer, teacher, actor and director. She received her Ph.D. in early British literature, with a special emphasis on drama and the history of the book, from Florida State University in 2014. While in Tallahassee, she worked with Capital City Shakespeare, acting and directing in productions of The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged. Since then, she has moved to Oxford, Mississippi, where, in addition to teaching at the University of Mississippi, she writes science fiction and fantasy and she works with the local community theater group.


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