Free Folger Friday: "Under that habit play the knave"

Playing and Gender in As You Like It

Friday, February 17, 2017, 6:00 pm
Folger Theatre
Free, reservations requested

Dr. Elisa Oh leads a discussion on gender identity both in As You Like It and broadly in Shakespeare’s plays.

Elisa Oh is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Howard University in Washington, DC, where she teaches Shakespeare, British literature, literary theory, and women in literature classes.  She has published on Shakespeare’s Cordelia and Isabella, Queen Elizabeth I, Mary Wroth's Urania, and Ben Jonson's The Masque of Blackness.  In a forthcoming essay, she considers the English colonial constructions of Pocahontas's movements in Virginia and London.  Her current book project examines early modern English representations of gender and race in choreographed movements such as dance, travel, and ritual.