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John Bell: Shakespeare – up against the wall?

22 August 2013

The Faculty of Education and Social Work invites you to a reception and in-conversation with Adjunct Professor John Bell AM OBE. Professor Bell will discuss the agony and the ecstasy of interpreting, teaching and performing the works of Shakespeare in our modern culture. Is there still a place for Shakespeare? What is the value of Shakespeare in our contemporary world (of celebrity and short attention spans!)? Why is Shakespeare simultaneously loathed and adored? Why teach Shakespeare to primary school students? Professor Bell will be addressing these issues and drawing on his vast experience of interpreting the Bard and working with Bell Shakespeare in schools and theatres across Australia and internationally.

The event will be chaired by Professor Robyn Ewing and they will be joined for the Q&A by Saskia Smith, Bell Shakespeare’s resident teaching artist. A must for all those interested in reading and teaching literature, at all levels.

Event details

  • When: 5.30–7pm

  • Where:

    5.30–6pm Reception, Common Room
    6–7pm Lecture Event, Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building A35, Manning Road, University of Sydney 2006
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  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: Booking is essential. Please register below.

  • Contact:

    Helen Loughlin

    Alumni Relations & Events Manager

    helen.loughlin@sydney.edu.au / 02 9351 2791

  • Speakers Adjunct Professor John Bell is the founder and artistic director of Bell Shakespeare. A world-renowned actor and director, he has worked at the Old Tote Theatre Company, all of Australia’s state theatre companies, was an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company in the UK, and co-founded Sydney’s Nimrod Theatre Company.

    Professor Robyn Ewing is Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts, and Acting Pro Dean in the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Professor Ewing is national president of the Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA), vice president of Sydney Story Factory, and on the board of the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

    Saskia Smith graduated from NIDA with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Acting) and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Teaching (Sec: HSS), with majors in drama and English. Her theatre credits include As You Like It, directed by John Bell, and The Tempest for Bell Shakespeare. Smith has appeared in numerous stage and television productions, for which she has won a number of awards, and has received both the Mike Walsh Foundation and the Gloria Dawn and Gloria Payten Foundation fellowships.



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John Bell: Shakespeare – up against the wall?

Where

5.30–6pm Reception, Common Room

6–7pm Lecture Event, Lecture Theatre 351

Education Building A35, Manning Road, University of Sydney 2006
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

22 August 2013


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