Meanings of Shakespeare and Asia Today

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Public Lecture: The Meanings of Shakespeare and Asia Today
Friday, September 28, 2012 . 1PM
Alexa Huang
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Director, Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Program, George Washington University Alexa Huang

In this illustrated presentation, Professor Huang explores the unique challenges and rewards of touring Shakespeare productions, drawing on several cases of Asian adaptations at the World Shakespeare Festival at the London Globe during the London Olympics in summer 2012.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the UMD Center for East Asian Studies, The Shakespeare Globe USA Research Archive and the UMD School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) PhD Program in Theatre and Performance Studies. It is presented in conjunction with the TDPS/National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts co-production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream/仲夏夜之梦.

In addition to her role as Director of the Dean's Scholars in Shakespeare Program, Alexa Huang is also Associate Professor of English, Theatre and Dance, East Asian Languages and Literatures and International Affairs at George Washington University. Her teaching and publications are unified by a commitment to understanding the mobility of early modern and postmodern cultures in their literary, performative and digital forms of expression.

Her research has been published in Theatre Journal, Shakespeare Survey, Theatre Survey, Asian Theatre Journal, MLQ: Modern Language Quarterly, Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare, Shakespeare Studies, China Review International, Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, World Literature Today, and other peer-reviewed journals and books.