Mel Gordon's SHAKESPEARE ON THE EXPERIMENTAL RUSSIAN STAGE Set for Segal Theatre Center, 11/6
Next Wednesday, November 6 at 5:00pm: Mel Gordon: "Shakespeare on the Experimental Russian Stage", The Daniel Gerould Memorial Lecture at CUNY.
Join us for an evening with theatre historian Mel Gordon (UC Berkeley) to re-discover Shakespeare productions on the avant-garde Soviet stage from 1924-1935. These state-sponsored interpretations attempted to integrate political ideology with radically new ideas in directing, acting and set design. Gordon's illustrated lecture will include rare or "lost" film footage from Michael Chekhov'sHamlet (1924), the Vakhtangov Theatre's Hamlet (1932), Aleksandr Tairov'sEgyptian Nights (1934), and the Moscow State Yiddish Theatre's King Lear (1935).
This lecture is presented in memory of Daniel Gerould (1928-2012), Lucille Lortel Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY and Director of Publications of the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center.
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY is located at 365 Fifth Ave at 34th St. Free! First come, first served.
Pictured: King Lear; image courtesy of Mel Gordon.