SAA, New Orleans, March 2016
Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting (New Orleans, 2016)
Seminar: Approaching Dance in Shakespeare: Text, Context, Performance
- Seminar Leaders: Linda McJannet, Emily Winerock, Susan Dibble
Description: This interactive workshop explores the significance of dance in Shakespeare’s plays from three perspectives, beginning with pre-conference reading on dance in early modern English culture and its significance in the text of one or two exemplary plays. With both teaching and research in mind, participants are
invited to suggest clips of dance scenes in notable modern productions for review prior to and discussion during the workshop. Finally, participants will learn
some Renaissance dance steps under the tutelage of Dibble and Winerock.