“Shakespeare & the Arts in the 21st Century” Talk @ ‘Outside the Square’ Panel Series

To Be Or Not To Be? How to Be Cultured: Shakespeare & the Arts in the 21st Century

Date: Thursday, 31 August, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Chippendale’s Creative Precinct
Register: Cost: $20 alumni; $15 student; $25 friend. For more info and to register: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/outsidethesquare/the_season.shtml#still

  • Dr Huw Griffiths – Senior Lecturer in the Department of English
  • Kip Williams – Artistic Director of the Sydney Theatre Company
  • Alana Valentine – Playwright
  • …and more TBA

The 400 year anniversary of Shakespeare’s death was celebrated by many in 2016.
But will he be celebrated with the same passion in 2116?

The Bard’s relevance or decline – like that of the arts more generally – continues to be hotly debated. What is the point of reading or performing Shakespeare in 2017? How might theatre survive in a world where our culture is no longer determined by traditional art-forms? With the multitude of digital distractions jostling for our attention today, will we continue to attend the theatre, let alone Shakespeare, tomorrow? Really?

Join us for a frank discussion that will include some of our sharpest Shakespeare scholars and one of the country’s most acclaimed theatre directors.