Arcadia University Colloquium Presents
Bard on Broadway: Shakespeare and the American Musical Theater, March 25
Glenside, Pa.—March 8, 2010—Arcadia University’s Colloquium series presents Bard on Broadway: Shakespeare and the American Musical on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. For more information, visit www.arcadia.edu/arts.
Irene G. Dash '43, Professor Emeritus from Hunter College, CUNY, will examine the influence of Shakespeare on American musical theater through analysis of five important productions from 1938 through 1971—The Boys from Syracuse (The Comedy of Errors), Kiss Me Kate (The Taming of the Shrew), West Side Story (Romeo and Juliet), Your Own Thing (Twelfth Night), and Two Gentlemen of Verona. Dash offers a fresh look at the development of the American musical theater and a new understanding of Shakespeare in the modern American context.
Dash also earned a bachelor degree in Art from Arcadia in 1943. She is author of the award winning Women’s World in Shakespeare’s Plays; Wooing, Wedding, and Power: Women in Shakespeare Plays; and Shakespeare and the American Musical.
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