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Shakespeare and Music

March 14, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm  |  Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab


Shakespeare is famous for his speeches, but the London theaters where his plays took place were also filled with music. “Shakespeare and Music” is a symposium exploring the popular music of Renaissance England, the practice of vocal and instrumental music in Shakespeare’s plays, and Shakespeare’s meditation on music as a metaphor for his art and its effects. Featuring a keynote address by Ross Duffin, The Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Music at Case Western University and author of Shakespeare’s Songbook (W.W. Norton 2004). Free and open to the public. The symposium is held in conjunction with “Treasures from the Age of Shakespeare”, a performance of the Baltimore Consort for the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival at 7:30pm in the UCSC Music Recital Hall  (Tickets:

  • Ross Duffin: “Reconstructing Shakespeare’s Songbook”
  • Samuel Arkin: “Shakespeare’s Music and Shylock’s Ears”
  • Ariane Helou: “Shakespeare’s Singers”

Shakespeare Workshop, Institute for Humanities Research, and the Arts Division.

Directions & Parking:

Parking $3 (permits available at vending machines in parking lot 126 “Performing Arts”).
Click here for directions to the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC).

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After the conference, please join us at the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival featuring:

Treasures From the Age of Shakespeare with The Baltimore Consort
March 14, 2015 @ 7:30pm
UCSC Music Recital Hall
$5 student tickets / $20 seniors / $25 general
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Shakespeare and Music

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March 14, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Dark Lab
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States + Google Map


Performing Arts: Lot 126