Andrew Carlson, Clinical Assistant Professor and Managing Director of the Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism at The University of Texas at Austin, has worked extensively with Shakespeare’s plays through critical analysis and performance. [Read more…] about To quarto, or not to quarto?
Nigel Cliff is a full time author and historian, holding an English degree from Oxford University. His 2007 book The Shakespeare Riots was released to high acclaim, earning recognition as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by [Read more…] about Bardolatry reaches a fever pitch in Nigel Cliff’s The Shakespeare Riots
The Ransom Center presents its Shakespeare Film Series in conjunction with the current exhibition Shakespeare in Print and Performance, on view through May 29, 2016.
Peter Bay is the Music Director and Conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. His resume includes appearances with more than 75 orchestras, several summer music festivals around the nation, multiple positions as Music Director, and past experiences as Conductor at several orchestras, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Richmond Symphony in Virginia. [Read more…] about Austin Symphony director talks Shakespeare and music
The millions of materials in the Ransom Center are as diverse as they are interesting. But everything inside is united by one common focus, the humanities—the exploration of what it means to be human. The artists, writers, poets, musicians, filmmakers, and everyone else whose belongings and legacies live in the archives all captured different aspects of the human experience. They explored the essences of art, of beauty, of tragedy, and perhaps most importantly (especially if you trust John Lennon) of love. [Read more…] about Love letters from the archive
Laurence Raw obtained a Fleur Cowles Fellowship to study at the Ransom Center in Spring 2011. He consulted the papers of British actor Donald Wolfit, which the Center acquired in the early 1990s. Comprising prompt books, stage plots, photographs, letters, diaries, and other ephemera, the Wolfit archive is the largest resource devoted to the actor anywhere. Raw is a professor of English at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. [Read more…] about Fellow finds a kindred spirit in Shakespearean actor-manager Donald Wolfit