GALLATHEA / GALATEA
Thursday, March 25, 2021
An interactive discussion of the plays and their themes with director Emma Rosa Went, playwright MJ Kaufman, scholars Julie Crawford and Lauren Robertson, and members of the companies.
This March, we're partnering with the Drama League and WP Theater on two events inspired by John Lyly's play. Director Emma Rosa Went will offer her take on Lyly's Gallathea on March 15. MJ Kaufman gives us a new play, Galatea, on March 22.
ABOUT THE PANEL
JULIE CRAWFORD works on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature and culture. She has written on Shakespeare, John Fletcher, Margaret Cavendish, the Sidneys, Anne Clifford, Margaret Hoby, and Mary Wroth, as well as on post-Reformation religious culture, the history of reading, and the history of sexuality. Her articles have appeared in Studies in English Literature, English Literary History, Renaissance Drama, PMLA, Early Modern Culture, Huntington Library Quarterly, The Blackwell Companion to Shakespeare, The Oxford Companion to Popular Print Culture, The History of British Women’s Writing, 1500-1610, and in a wide range of edited collections. Her book, Marvelous Protestantism: Monstrous Births in Post-Reformation England, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2005, and her new book, Mediatrix: Women, Politics, and Literary Production in Early Modern England, was published by Oxford UP in 2014. She is currently completing a book entitled Margaret Cavendish's Political Career. B.A. McGill University (1990); Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (1999).
LAUREN ROBERTSON specializes in early modern drama, with emphases on the London commercial theater and the intersections of cultural and intellectual histories. She is currently at work on her first monograph, Spectacular Skepticism: Entertaining Uncertainty in the Early Modern English Theater, which examines how the theater embraced and exploited performance conventions in order to induce doubt in its audiences. Her article, “‘Ne’er was dream so like a waking': The Temporality of Dreaming and the Depiction of Doubt in The Winter’s Tale,” was recently published in Shakespeare Studies, and her book and performance reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from Theatre Journal, Shakespeare Bulletin, and The Shakespeare Newsletter.