When: Thu., April 26, 5:30 p.m. 2012
"Shakespeare, Indianapolis and Race" by Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English and Associate Dean of Faculty, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arizona State University. Dr. Thompson specializes in Renaissance drama and focuses on issues of race and performance. She is the author of two books: Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America (Oxford University Press, 2011) and Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage (2008), and the editor of two books: Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance (2010), and Colorblind Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Race And Performance (2006). In addition, she is the guest editor of two special editions of scholarly journals: "Shakespeare, Race, and Performance," Shakespeare Bulletin (2009) and "Actors of Color in Shakespeare," Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation (2008).