When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered arts and research institutions, many used the closures as an opportunity to (re)think Shakespeare’s position in their organizations and imagine new visions for the playwright in the world at large. What role will Shakespeare play in the future? By 2050, what should Shakespearean theatrical productions attempt to provide or achieve? How should Shakespearean archives change by 2050? Can we use Shakespeare’s work to create and foster a culture of radical inclusion?
This two-day conference begins with a welcome and opening remarks by Natalia Molina (The Huntington) and Ayanna Thompson (Arizona State University)
Funding provided by The Philip V. and Sara Lee Swan Endowment and The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.