Mimi Yiu, Georgetown professor, present a talk entitled "Richard's Kingdom, Shakespeare's Globe: Theatre, Power, and Built Space."
Yiu, author of the upcoming Architectural Involutions: Writing, Staging, and Building Space, c. 1435-1650, discusses the connections between early modern architecture and staging in the context of the Folger's current in-the-round production of Richard III.
Yiu's work takes her audience on an inward journey from façades to closets, from physical to psychic space, and reveals how innovations in architectural writing and practice transformed the world of Elizabethan theater. An intriguing mix of architecture, theory, and history, Yiu's lecture explores the changing world of English theater in its greatest era.
Free; advance reservations recommended.
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