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This Pre•Amble is available to stream on demand at any time. Run time is 27 minutes.

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Sara B.T. Thiel is a scholar of Shakespeare in performance. Her book, Performing Pregnancy on the Early Modern English Stage, 1603-1642 is currently under contract with Routledge’s Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama series. Her essay, “Performing Blackface Pregnancy at the Stuart Court: The Masque of Blackness and Love's Mistress, or the Queen's Masque,” (Renaissance Drama, 2017) recovers the Stuart Queen’s influence on early modern dramaturgy and performances of gestation in Stuart England. She also researches and publishes on contemporary adaptations of Shakespeare. Previously, Sara previously held the position of public humanities manager in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s education department. At the University of Pittsburgh, she taught theater history, early modern race studies, and the drama of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. Sara holds a PhD in Theatre Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


PRESENTED BY   The John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Inquiry and Exploration Series


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