March 5, 2010: English Department First Fridays Speakers Series: '"Some Thousand of These Logs": England's Trees & Shakespeare's Theatre'
DATE: Friday, March 5th, 2010
TIME: 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Hamilton Smith Hall, room 101
"Some Thousand of These Logs": England's Trees and Shakespeare's Theatre
With an eye to The Tempest, which features as a stage prop a "log" in Act Three, this talk explores the relations between environmental history and theatre history in early modernity. Its particular focus is the wooden fabric of outdoor theatre venues, a material support that links in complex and surprising ways to the problem of resource (timber) scarcity in Shakespeare's era.
This presentation will be given by Assistant Professor of English, Vin Nardizzi, of the University of British Columbia. The English Department First Fridays series sponsors professors of English and other disciplines from various academic institutions for a visit to UNH during which they present a current paper and discuss their research. Prof. Nardizzi's visit to UNH is being co-sponsored by the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.
This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the English Department for more information about this presentation: (603) 862-1313.