Shakespeare Lightning Round: Tana Wojczuk

Wednesday, August 05, 2020, 5:00 pm
Virtual Event on Instagram Live
What’s your favorite Shakespeare play? Best disguise in Shakespeare? Most overrated Shakespeare play? Tune in on Instagram Live for a fun, fast-paced, Shakespearean chat show. We ask our guests 30 lightning-fast questions about their favorite—and least favorite—things about the Bard.
Watch our conversation with Tana Wojczuk, author of Lady Romeo, a new biography of Charlotte Cushman:
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Tana Wojczuk is a senior nonfiction editor at Guernica and teaches writing at New York University. Previously, she has worked as an arts critic for Vice, Bomb Magazine, and Paste and as a columnist for Guernica. Other essays, criticism, and poetry have appeared in in The New York Times, Tin House, The Believer, Gulf Coast, Apogee, Lapham’s Quarterly, The Rumpus, Narrative, Opium Magazine, and elsewhere. Tana has an MFA in nonfiction from Columbia University, where she formerly taught. She was recently a finalist for the Gulf Coast Nonfiction Prize and has been a fellow at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation residency and Tin House Summer Writers Workshop. 
Wojczuk's new book is Lady Romeo: The Radical, Revolutionary Life of Charlotte Cushman, America’s First Celebrity, published in 2020 by Avid Reader Press (a division of Simon & Schuster. Read an excerpt.