Special event

Shakespeare at BAM: Then and Now -- Shakespeare's Audiences

May 31, 1998

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Co-presented with the Department of Culture and Communication, New York University. How do contemporary audiences receive Hamlet 400 years after it was written? How do elements like attention span, public "received knowledge" about Shakespeare, and other aspects of our culture affect our encounter with his works? Cultural commentators from different academic disciplines discuss changes and continuities in Shakespeare's reception. Participants include Todd Gitlin and Anne Bogart.
Identifier 1998s.SE.00006
VenueAttic Theater
author/playwrightWilliam Shakespeare