Kevin O’Rourke: Williams College Summer Theatre Lab 2010

Posted May 25:  Since its inception in 2004, the WILLIAMS COLLEGE SUMMER THEATRE LAB has served as an opportunity for Williams students, as well as returning alumni professionals, to work in a theatrical environment free from commercial and critical pressures. The Lab’s goal is to nurture theatrical projects that foster… Continue reading »

Peter Erickson: On African American actor Harry Lennix

Feb. 4: Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has conducted an extensive, wide-ranging interview with the African American actor Harry Lennix, whose roles encompass both Shakespeare and August Wilson.  “From Lear’s Button to Harmond’s Paintbrush: A Conversation with Harry Lennix” appears in issue 102 (January 2010) of Transition, a journal… Continue reading »

Peter Erickson: Black dramatists on Black actors

Jan. 4 Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humanities, has published “Black Characters in Search of an Author: Black Plays on Black Performers of Shakespeare” in the collection Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance (Palgrave, 2010).  This article examines the varied critical perspectives generated when contemporary black dramatists focus on… Continue reading »

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