Tragic Affect: Performance Workshops with Hamlet and Othello

Shakespearean tragedies are highly affective early modern texts. In this series of rehearsals, work-in-progress performances and post-show discussions of Hamlet (c.1600) and Othello (c.1604) between 23 September to 4 October 2013 the affective dramaturgies of these plays will be explored from different angles.

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (1100-1800), in association with La Trobe University’s Centre for Creative Arts, will present two workshop performances: the first act of an Indigenous Hamlet and a full workshop production of the last act of an “original practices”Othello. Participants will have the opportunity to observe and contribute to the rehearsal processes of each workshop and contribute to the post-showing discussions of the performances.

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