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Shakespeare's Music

Shakespeare's Music
100 St. Joseph St., Carr Hall, Madden auditorium
Time: Sep 28th, 3:30 pm End: Sep 28th, 4:30 pm
Interest Categories: Music, Faculty of , English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Critical Theory, 1500-1800
Lecture/concert exploring the musical elements of Shakespeare's plays and their influence on Broadway

The University of St. Michael's College at the University of Toronto presents:


Christopher Innes and Brigitte Bogar

Shakespeare's Music: A lecture/concert exploring the musical elements of Shakespeare's plays and their influence on Broadway

A lecture/concert exploring the musical elements of Shakespeare's plays and their influence on Broadway

Not only is there significant music in Shakespeare's plays -- a dramatic element that is too often overlooked -- but Shakespeare has been more adapted to musical theatre than any other source. Using song to illustrate, this event deals with the music in Shakespeare: the ways he uses songs in his plays, and the dramatic function of musical references, as well as the sheer musicality of his language. The musical nature of Shakespeare's plays has made them one of the major sources for operas through the centuries, which reinforced Shakespeare's status as cultural icon.  However, the modern Musical adaptations can be seen to have restored Shakespeare's popular appeal, rescuing him from the elitist view of the 18th and 19th centuries.

This event is free and open to all.  For further information, please contact Kendra Knoll (416) 926-7148.

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