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Saturday, April 13 • 10:30am - 11:30am
The Enduring Allure of Shakespeare - Conversation 1131 - REQUIRES TICKET

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In the preface to the First Folio, Ben Johnson famously deemed Shakespeare to be “not of an age, but for all time.” Why is Shakespeare so enduring, and how did this come to pass? A world-class collection of Shakespeare scholars and artists will consider the enduring impact and allure of Shakespeare today.

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David Bridel

David Bridel was appointed dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts in 2016. He is the inaugural holder of the Braverman Family Dean's Chair. Prior to his appointment as dean, he served as interim dean of the School of Dramatic Arts, associate dean of global initiatives, and director... Read More →

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Emily Anderson

Emily Hodgson Anderson is Professor of English at USC, where she works on topics related to 18th-c literature and culture. "Shakespeare and the Legacy of Loss," her most recent book, explores the historical origins of a continuing fascination: why audiences and actors gravitate toward... Read More →
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Rebecca Lemon

Rebecca Lemon is the author of three books on Shakespeare, including most recently Shakespeare’s King Richard III: Language and Writing (2018) and Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England (2018). She is professor of English at the University of Southern California, and... Read More →
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Natsuko Ohama

Natsuko Ohama is a professor of theatre practice in voice at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Trained under legendary voice teacher Kristin Linklater, Ohama is a founding member and permanent faculty member of Shakespeare and Company Lenox, Mass. She is a senior artist at Pan Asian... Read More →
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Andy Stott

Andrew Stott is the author of "Comedy;" "The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi," which won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize for Non-Fiction, the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography, the George Freedley Memorial Award, and was a BBC Radio 4 "Book of the Week... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Wallis Annenberg Hall Presented by USC, Signing Area 10