Margaret Litvin and Alex Huang to Speak in Memphis

September 11, 2012

Written by Alexa Huang

Global Shakespeares regional editor Margaret Litvin and co-founder and co-director Alexander Huang will speak on Arab and Chinese Hamlets at the “Global Hamlets” event at Rhodes College, Memphis, on October 5, 2012.


Friday, October 5, 2012 (1-5pm, Blount Auditorium)

A free public symposium exploring adaptations and appropriations of Hamlet across the globe, in Arab, British, Chinese, and South African contexts. Event organized by Scott Newstok.

Pre-registration is encouraged to assure seating:

Media: Download poster (PDF).



Alexander Huang (George Washington University); BBC interviews here and here; “Multilingual Shakespeare“; “Borrowed Robes

Nick Hutchison (RADA)

Margaret Litvin (Boston University)

David Schalkwyk (Folger Shakespeare Library)



• “The Banquet” (aka Legend of the Black Scorpion, dir. FENG Xiaogang, China, 2006), a Kung Fu adaptation, to be screened Thursday, October 4, 7:30pm, Blount Auditorium

• Baritone aria from Ambroise Thomas′ French grand opera Hamlet, performed by Opera Memphis at the reception following our October 5 symposium

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), performed by the Tennessee Shakespeare Company (September 20-October 7, Poplar Pike Playhouse); tickets for the October 5 performance subsidized for members of the Rhodes community by CODA: The Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts

The Poet′s Heart, the Composer′s Pen: Music set to writings of great poets, performed by Rhodes Singers, Chamber Singers, Women′s Chorus and Men′s Chorus (Sunday, October 21, 3:30pm, St. Anne Catholic Church)

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