Role Reversal in Classic Shakespearean Play Sparks Discussion in April UC² Event

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

April 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Location: Neff Hall Room 101 on the IPFW Campus

Event Description

March 31, 2014 Updated Mar 31, 2014 at 8:36 AM EDT

Juliet and Romeo. As if it doesn't sound odd enough, imagine that the roles were reversed in the Shakespeare classic. Imagine that Juliet is the bold Montague pursuing they young and impressionable Romeo of the Capulet family.

Join local playwright and Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) English major Jack Cantey in this month's University Community Conversation (UC²) event, where he considers the swap in his version of the play. Actors will read a selection of scenes from Cantey's adaption. A panel discussion will follow.

Moderators include:

Damian Fleming—assistant professor, Department of English and Linguistics, IPFW
Chelsie McCorkle—graduate student, Department of English and Linguistics, IPFW
Moderators will discuss Shakespeare, gender, and language.

Juliet and Romeo takes place Thursday, April 10, in Neff Hall, Room 101, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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