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Shakespeare—From Page to Stage

Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs

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Mar 16, 10:00am
Rowe Center 10:00am
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Shakespeare—From Page to Stage
Noises, Sounds and Sweet Airs

Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning

Kate Lechler, Ph.D., Adjunct Instructor in English, The University of Mississippi

Kate will discuss the music and magic in The Tempest. This play contains one of Shakespeare's most musical characters, the spirit Ariel, whose magic is inextricably intertwined with performances of music and song. How does Ariel's music calm, frighten, or seduce the human characters lost on the island? How would these songs — and the magic they accompany — have been performed on the Shakespearean stage? And how are they performed today? In addition to listening to early versions of these songs, we will also watch clips from Julie Taymor's and Derek Jarman's adaptations of the play, 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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