Past Events


Prof. Rebecca Laroche (UC Colorado Springs)
"The Complex Relationship between Women
and Herbal Medicine in All's Well that Ends Well"
Lecture @ Wing Haven Gardens
248 Ridgewood Ave., 10:30-11:30 AM
Professor Jennifer Munroe (UNC Charlotte)
"Speaking for Lavinia: Gender and Power in
Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus in Film"
Lecture, Fretwell 121
5:30-6:30 PM
UNC at Charlotte Theatre Department
Twelfth Night followed by a Talk Back
Mint Museum (2730 Randolph Road)
12:00-2:00 PM


"Disfigured Dreams and the Problem of Marriage in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream"
Lecture, Professor Peter Holland (Notre Dame U)
Mint Museum

4.18.2011- 5.1.2011     
A Midsummer Night's Dream
UNC Charlotte Theatre Department
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"Measure for Measure: Texts and Performance"
Professor Kirk Melnikoff
(UNC Charlotte)
Queens University, Sykes Auditorium
6:00-7:15 PM

"Henry VIII on Trial"
Professor Helen Hull
(Queens U)
Venue TBA, 6-7:15 PM


  • 1/29/10 Professor Paul Menzer (Mary Baldwin College)

Plenary: "The Curtain & the Book: Hamlet & other ghost writers"
EGSA Annual Conference
4 PM

  • 4/24/10 Professor Rebecca Bushnell (University of Pennsylvania)
    Lecture: "Shakespeare's Gardens: Then and Now"
    Mint Museum
    11 AM

The Winter’s Tale Colloquium
Friday, April 17, 2009

Program of Events

11 AM – 12:30PM. Academic Paper Panel on William Shakespeare’s 
The Winter’s Tale

  • Andrew J. Hartley (UNC Charlotte), "What fine chisel could ever yet cut breath: waking Hermione on stage"
  • Jennifer A. Munroe (UNC Charlotte), "'It's all about the gillyvors': Engendering Art and Nature in The Winter's Tale"
  • Joshua Fisher (Wingate University), "Staples of News: Spreading Libels and Wonders in The Winter's Tale."

Break for lunch

2PM – 4:30PM. Performance Workshop, featuring three student groups performing the same The Winter’s Tale scene from different directorial viewpoints


5 PM – 6PM. Keynote Address, Margaret Jane Kidnie (University of Western Ontario), "Making the News in The Winter’s Tale, or, How to Stage a Miracle"*

Break for dinner

8:00 PM. Performance of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale by UNC Charlotte’s Theatre Department, Directed by James Vesce

All events will take place in Robinson Hall’s Black Box theatre.

* Margaret Jane Kidnie is author of Shakespeare and the Problem of Adaptation (2009) and The Taming of the Shrew: A Guide to the Text and its Theatrical Life (2006). She has published widely on textual studies and editing including a collection of essays entitled Textual Performances: The Modern Reproduction of Shakespeare’s Drama(2004), and editions of Ben Jonson: Devil is an Ass and Other Plays (2000) and Philip Stubbes’s Anatomie of Abuses (2002).   

9/23/08   Lecture: "Recovering Lost Plays in Shakespeare's Time"
                 Professor Roslyn L. Knutson
                 University of Arkansas, Little Rock
                 2-3:15PM; Fretwell 100 

10/16/08  Lecture: Macbeth and the Show of Kings
                  Professor William C. Carroll
                  Boston University
                   2PM; Rowe 161 

11/11/08   5th Annual Sonnet Slam
                    Ritazza Cafe, Fretwell

12/5/08  Film: Macbeth (dir. Wright, 2006)
                   Fretwell 100; 3-5 PM          

Screening: As You Like It 

(dir. Kenneth Branagh, 2006)
Fretwell 100, 6:30-8:30PM
October 3, 2007


Lear’s Letters


A talk by Professor Alan Stewart, 
Columbia University

Author of Close Readers: Humanism 
and Sodomy in Early Modern England 
(1997); Hostage to Fortune: The 
Troubled Life of Sir Francis Bacon 
(1999); Philip Sidney, A Double Life 
(2000); and The Cradle King: The 
Life of James VI & I (2003)

Putting on Plays in Shakespeare's Theatre

A talk by Professor Tiffany Stern 
Oxford University 

Co-author of Shakespeare in Parts (Oxford UP, 
2007); author of  Making Shakespeare : from 
stage to page (Routledge, 2004) and Rehearsal 
from Shakespeare to Sheridan (Oxford UP, 2000); 
and editor of The Rivals (New Mermaid, 2007); 
The Recruiting Officer (New Mermaid, 2007), and 
King Leir (Routledge, 2003)


Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Colloquium


UNC Charlotte’s department of Dance and Theatre, in conjunction 
with the Shakespeare in Action Center, will be hosting the New 
Jersey Shakespeare Festival’s touring productions of Romeo and 
Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in early February. On Friday 
Feb 8th we will sponsor a day of lectures, workshops and a 
performance of a reduced version of Romeo and Juliet, geared 
towards those who use Shakespeare in the classroom, and 
particularly to teachers who may be interested in using simple 
performance-based approaches as a way of connecting students to 
this material. Shakespeare is, we all know, challenging material 
and can be daunting for teachers and students alike; we at the 
Shakespeare in Action Centre feel strongly that nothing makes 
Shakespeare approachable and interesting like getting his words 
into the mouths and bodies of students. This day is designed to 
help teachers make that happen.


10AM            “Scene Creation” or “Page to Stage”: An Active         
                       Learning Event with actors from NJ Shakespeare         
                       Festival (Robinson 118)
11:30 AM      Lunch Break
1 PM             Matinee performance of Romeo and Juliet in the Belk        
2:30 PM       Break: coffee & refreshments in the Belk Theatre lobby
3 PM             Keynote Speaker: Edward Rocklin, "'How Does One        
                      Teach a Play, Anyway?' Learning to Read          
                      Shakespeare Differently" (Robinson 118) 
4:30 PM       Dinner Break
8 PM            Inauguration of the Shakespeare in Action Center:        
                      Presentation by Dean Gutierrez and         
                      Professor Hartley followed by a performance         
                      of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Belk Theatre
9:30 PM      Reception with cast of NJ Shakespeare Festival