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Date(s) - September 13, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Studio Theatre, University Center for the Arts

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Join Shakespeare scholar Tiffany Stern at the University Theatre at the UCA to hear how time was understood in an age of sandglasses, sundials, and clocks.

Dr. Stern’s talk:

When the Prologue to Romeo and Juliet announces that the performance will last two hours, what does Shakespeare mean? This talk will explore how time was understood in an age of sandglasses, sundials and clocks. Considering the sound, motion and the look of the instruments of time, it will examine practical questions like how long Shakespeare plays took to perform, and interpretative ones, like which Shakespearean characters measure time and why? The talk will last one (hourglass) hour.

Tiffany Stern is professor of Shakespeare and early modern literature at Royal Holloway University of London. She is a literary critic, editor, theatre historian and book historian, specializing in the dramas of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, particularly Jonson, Brome, Middleton, and Nashe. Her books include Rehearsal from Shakespeare to Sheridan (2000), Making Shakespeare (2004), Shakespeare in Parts (2007) and Documents of Performance in Early Modern England (2009). She has edited a number of plays and written more than 40 articles and chapters on 16th, 17th and 18th century literature.

This talk is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of English, and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.