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Indigenous Shakespeare

November 3, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Since 2012, the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre has produced two performances featuring Native languages in the dialogue: Lear Khehkwaii and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in which the fairies speak Gwich’in Athabaskan, and Bottom alternates between English and Gwich’in as the play unfolds.

In this event, FST actor Delinda Pushetonequa will perform an excerpt from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and Tom Robenolt, FST director, and Scott Manning Stevens, director of Native American Studies at Syracuse University, will discuss the cultural interplay engendered by Indigenous adaptations of Shakespeare.

This event is being held in conjunction with the “Creating Shakespeare” exhibit on display at the Newberry through December 31.


November 3, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Newberry Library


Newberry Library
60 W Walton St
Chicago, IL 60610 United States

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