Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead :  A Conversation with Diana Henderson of MIT

10/13/2019 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre
4 pm

After the 2pm matinee on October 13 of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, stay for a post-show conversation with MIT's Diana Henderson

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Diana E. Henderson, Professor of Literature and MacVicar Faculty Fellow at MIT, is the author of Collaborations with the Past: Reshaping Shakespeare Across Time and Media and Passion Made Public: Elizabethan Lyric, Gender, and Performance. She edited Routledge’s Alternative Shakespeares 3 and Blackwell’s Concise Companion to Shakespeare on Screen, and co-edits the annual Shakespeare Studies. She has written more than 50 scholarly articles, and is currently co-editing Shakespeare-focused volumes on Digital Pedagogy and Adaptation for Bloomsbury/Arden. Ms. Henderson served as 2014 President of the Shakespeare Association of America, and works as a dramaturg, producer, and theatrical consultant: she has collaborated with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the New York Theater Workshop, the Potomac Theater Project, and Compagnia de’ Colombari. She has produced a documentary about MIT’s arts programs and involvement with 2016’s The Merchant in Venice in Venice’s Ghetto, is currently serving as dramaturg for Karin Coonrod’s chamber opera based on the Anglo-Saxon Judith, and will soon complete an open-access online resource on MITx, the Global Shakespeares Merchant Module.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

by Tom Stoppard | Directed by Peter DuBois
Sept. 20 – Oct. 20, 2019
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue

Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning Best Play arrives in a marvelously funny, spectacularly beautiful new production. This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality and art. It’s all from the pen of Academy Award and four-time Best Play Tony Award winner Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, The Real Thing, and Arcadia), and directed by the Huntington’s own Artistic Director, Peter DuBois.

Approximate run time: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead plays in approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including two ten-minute intermissions. Please note: This production includes theatrical haze. 

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DINNER: This package includes a 3 course dinner and a glass of wine at MIDA, and a ticket to Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead for $99. Use code MIDADINNER to redeem this offer.

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