Led by a team of university scholars, PreĽAmbles are half-hour lectures that provide insight into a Chicago Shakespeare Theater production. Each talk bridges the worlds of scholarship and performance, examining the play in its historical context and the interpretive choices made by the director and design team.
March 2, 2013
Regina Buccola is an Associate Professor of English at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where she specializes in Shakespeare, non-Shakespearean Early Modern Drama, and Women's and Gender Studies.
March 3, 2013
Brett Foster teaches Renaissance literature and creative writing at Wheaton College. His forthcoming book is The Metropolis of Popery: English Encounters with Renaissance Rome.
March 9, 2013
Peter Kanelos is an Assistant Professor of Dramatic Literature, Theater History and Dramaturgy at Loyola University Chicago. His recent publications includeThunder at a Playhouse: Essaying Shakespeare and the Early Modern Stage.
March 16, 2013
Stephen Bennett is an adjunct faculty member in the English Department at Roosevelt University, where he teaches courses in writing, the English Renaissance, and literature surveys.
March 24, 2013
Michael Dobson is Director of the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon and Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. A former associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in 1995 he played Henry VIII for Barbara Gaines in the Chicago Humanities Festival.