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Amputating Shakespeare
Amputating Shakespeare

a dissertation performance presented by The George Washington University

featuring Mason Catharini, Evan Crump, Elizabeth Darby, Steve Lebens, Talia Segal, and Lorrie Smith
lighting by Matt Johnson
sound by DJ MisS Guided
fights by Mallory Shear

Seeking a more visceral, immediate Shakespeare.

Using techniques drawn from Antonin Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty, this project takes great liberties with seven Shakespeare scenes to create an affective and sensorially evocative theatrical event.  This Shakespeare isn't about character, plot, or language; it's about creating sensations using bodies in space.  Come be a part of this experiment and help create a dissertation that questions everything we think we know about Shakespeare and performance.

Friday, 2/8, 7:30 PM
Saturday, 2/9, 7:30 PM

Mitchell Theater
514 19th St NW

Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis.  A talkback will follow each performance.  Audience participants will be a part of the dissertation research, and will be offered informed consent of their role in the dissertation.

To find Mitchell Theater, enter Mitchell Hall through the 19th street entrance for 7-Eleven – the theater entrance is on the right immediately after walking in.


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