In conjunction with our presentation of Table Top Shakespeare, we worked with artists and scholars to dig deeper into issues that have relevance to the plays and the period when they were written. There were five major outbreaks of plague in Shakespeare's lifetime, theaters were closed to the public, the sick were "sealed" into their homes—or confined to special hospitals, ships were prohibited from docking, and the rich fled the cities for the country. Artists have always responded to crisis, in the 15th century and now. When crisis becomes the norm, how does this constant state of duress effect how artists conceptualize and make work?
To view or download the program for this conversation visit https://cap.ucla.edu/ShakespeareTalk
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