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Next Friday, Feb 21! :

“Music and Mental Illness in Shakespeare” – Dr. Kendra Preston Leonard

Date: Friday – February 21, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, McGowan Room
Kendra Preston Leonard, PhD – Scholar, Musician, and Executive Director, The Silent Film Sound and Music Archive. This presentation will examine the musical and visual depiction of mental illness in three of Shakespeare’s plays: Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear. By watching and listening to the acting, direction, and musical accompaniment assigned to Hamlet, Ophelia, Lady Macbeth, King Lear, & Edgar in various film adaptions, we can understand how what Shakespeare calls “madness” was thought about in the Early Modern period, how it interacted with and was described by music, and how these associations between madness and music continue in film adaptions of the plays. This presentation will be held on Friday, February 21 from Noon-1:30 pm in the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, McGowan Room. This speaking engagement is part of the series Intersection:(Dis)ability and the Arts. Sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts, the Soyka Fund for the Humanities, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts-a state agency, and the Medical and Health Humanities Program. This event is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Dr. Ryan Weber
Phone 570-674-6182
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