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Weekend with Shakespeare

August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018  |  UCSC Arboretum


Join Shakespeare scholars and artists for two days of lectures, discussions, and demonstrations about the 2018 Season’s mainstage productions, Romeo & Juliet and Love’s Labour’s Lost.

Weekend with Shakespeare Lecture Series: This year, the Weekend With Shakespeare Lecture Series is free! However, we suggest interested participants RSVP through The Santa Cruz Shakespeare website.

Weekend with Shakespeare is sponsored in partnership with Santa Cruz Shakespeare.

DAY ONE Lecture Series, Love’s Labour’s Lost: Saturday, August 11

Noon welcome (light lunch provided)

12:15-1:15 – Sean Keilen, Professor of Literature (UC Santa Cruz), discusses Shakespeare’s wit in Love’s Labour’s Lost

1:15-1:30 – Break

1:30-2:30 – Conversation with Michael Warren, Emeritus Professor of Literature (UC Santa Cruz) and Head of Dramatugy at Santa Cruz Shakespeare, and Ashley Herum, Dramaturg for Love’s Labour’s Lost

2:30-3:00 – Break with refreshments and light snacks.

3:00-4:00 – Q&A with cast from Love’s Labour’s Lost, moderated Mike Ryan, Artistic Director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz .


7:00 – Bring your own picnic dinner at The Grove.

7:00-7:15 – Pre-performance talk: ‘5 Things to Look For,” with Sean Keilen

8:00 – Evening performance of Love’s Labour’s Lost.

DAY TWO: Lecture Series, Romeo & Juliet: Sunday, August 12

Noon Welcome (light lunch provided)

12:15-1:30 – Dr. Ariane Helou, Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies (UCLA) and Dramaturg for Romeo and Juliet, discusses poetry and transformation in Romeo and Juliet

1:30-2:15 – Break with refreshments and light snacks

2:15-3:30 – Workshop on sonnets with Mike Ryan and Sean Keilen
7:00 – Bring your own picnic dinner at The Grove.

7:00-7:15 – Pre-performance discussion of “5 Things to Look For,” with Ariane Helou

8:00 – Evening performance of Romeo and Juliet


August 11, 2018
August 12, 2018