The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

The Comedy of Errors: Purposeful Slapstick in Shakespeare’s Earliest Comedy

Fri, March 1, 2019 | PAR 101

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

The Comedy of Errors:
Purposeful Slapstick in Shakespeare’s Earliest Comedy

Friday, March 1, 12:30-2pm PAR 101

Tuesday, March 5, 7:30pm, Hogg Auditorium 

Join the Jefferson Scholars Program community for a two-part event held on the occasion of the American Shakespeare Center’s performance of The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare. The first part of the event will be a lunch-time reading group discussion with Jefferson Center lecturer Dr. Elon Lang. The discussion, on Friday Mar. 1 at 12:30pm, will revolve around the ways Shakespeare’s language can be peeled back to reveal pointed social critique within the silliness of a double-mistaken-identity plot. The second part of the event will be the performance of the play at Hogg Auditorium on Tues. Mar. 5, at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm).

 

Participants in this event will enjoy FREE sandwiches and cookies at the lunch event. Those who RSVP in advance will receive a FREE copy of the play and a FREE ticket to see the play. Once you RSVP, books will be available to be picked up in the Waggener Hall CTI office (from Dr. Lang or Dr. Dempsey). Please read the play beforehand, pick out your favorite speech, and then come ready to enjoy a lively discussion and active readings from the play on Mar. 1.

 

RSVP by Feb. 22 to cti@austin.utexas.edu to reserve your
lunch, book, and ticket!

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