Posted by Dwight Bachman on November 5, 2009 11:52 AM
Written by Jack Meltzer
Willimantic, CT- John Hudson, author and artistic director for the experimental New York-based Shakespeare company Dark Lady Players, will speak on Nov.11 at Eastern ConnecticutStateUniversity.The address begins at in the Student Center Theatre.The public is invited.Admission is free.
The authorship and identity of Shakespeare's plays and works has been a subject of debate for a long time.Hudson will discuss theories about who might have authored these classic plays.
The Dark Lady Players aims to re-invent established performance practices in the theater industry. It helps teams, theatrical and otherwise, become more creative and open to inquiry; better able to generate new ideas; and able to re-invent old narratives with new dramatic techniques.
Hudson has adapted "As You Like It" into an allegorical production presented in New York City, and is currently working on AmeliaBassano Lanier's biography, "The Dark Lady: The Woman Who Wrote Shakespeare."He also is the author of a biweekly column on Shakespearean scholarship and dramaturgy, which appears in the Clyde Fitch Report. Hudsonhas a Master of Arts in Shakespeare and Theatrefrom the Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham in Englandand a bachelor's degree from the University of Exeter.