Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead  Humanities Forum with Dr. Erika Boeckeler of Northeastern University

10/6/2019 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

Join Huntington panelists for an in-depth discussion about Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, following the 2pm matinee performance on Sunday, October 6. Admission is free with the purchase of a ticket to any performance of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.

This Humanities Forum will feature Dr. Erika Boeckeler.

Dr. Erika Boeckeler is associate professor of English Literature at Northeastern University, where she teaches courses on Shakespeare. She is the author of the recent book Playful Letters, which examines how artists and writers (including Shakespeare) were thinking differently about alphabetic letters after the invention of the printing press. She has published articles on Hamlet, publisher’s icons during Shakespeare’s era, the alphabet in Shakespeare’s comedies, among others. She is the editor of Shakespeare’s poem “A Lover’s Complaint,” at Internet Shakespeare Editions. Professor Boeckeler’s research has received numerous national and international awards, including fellowships from the Huntington Library, Wellesley College, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.


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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BRUNCH: This package includes a small parfait of salad, choice of pre-selected entrée, and a mimosa at MIDA, and a ticket to Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead for $79. Use code MIDABRUNCH to redeem this offer.

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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