A Scintillating Shaw Symposium
September 23, 2019
To complement our production of Shaw’s epic and rarely seen CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA, we will bring you an international team of actors, directors, scholars, and historians to explore the distinctly Shavian issues addressed in this play and how they relate to our lives in the present.
Though it’s not necessary to have seen our production we strongly recommend it! Not only as a reference, but for the entertainment value of a play you’ve probably never seen mounted in New York City!
We’ll be engaging our audience in discussions about several Shaw-themed issues with this amazing team moderated by C&C director, David Staller.
Stephen Brown-Fried: Shakespeare’s influence on Shaw
Jonathan Hadley: Star of Caesar & Cleopatra (Britannus)
David McFadden: Ancient art and how it has influenced our modern world
Prof. Bob Gaines: President of the International Shaw Society
Prof. Andrew M. Flescher: Ethics in the world of Shaw
James Armstrong: Building the Shaw canon with Caesar & Cleopatra
Ellen Dolgin: Shaw in the classroom
Liam Prendergast: Ancient history and Shaw’s Caesar & Cleopatra