Future of British theater topic for Emory talk

Halle Institute | Oct. 30, 2012


Elaine Justice

Erin Crews

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Stephen Unwin is artistic director of the Rose Theatre Kingston (at left).


Stephen Unwin, artistic director of the Rose Theatre Kingston in London, will give a public talk about the future of British theater at Emory University on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Presented by Emory’s World Shakespeare Project and the Halle Institute for Global Learning, the event starts at 5 p.m. in Robert W. Woodruff Library, 540 Asbury Circle.

Unwin will give a firsthand account of the challenges facing the British stage today and how theater is evolving in the United Kingdom. During his time at Emory, he also will lead a master class with the Department of Theater and Dance, visit undergraduate Shakespeare classes and hold a workshop at Atlanta’s New American Shakespeare Tavern.

During his 30 years of directing, Unwin has worked with a range of distinguished actors, including Alan Cumming, Tilda Swinton and Timothy West. He also has taught workshops at the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court, the Traverse Theatre and several schools in the U.K. and the United States.

A prolific author, his books include "The Faber Pocket Guide to Shakespeare’s Plays," "A Guide to the Plays of Bertolt Brecht," "The Well Read Play" and "So You Want to Be a Theatre Director?"

He has been artistic director of the Rose Theatre since 2008.

Admission to the lecture is free, but guests should register to attend.

Event parking: Parking is available in the Fishburne Deck, 1672 North Decatur Rd.

About the Halle Institute
Established in 1997 with a gift from Claus M. Halle, the Halle Institute for Global Learning (www.halleinstitute.emory.edu) is Emory’s premier venue for visits by heads of state, distinguished policymakers and influential public intellectuals from around the world. The Halle Institute’s programs strengthen faculty distinction, prepare engaged scholars and foster greater involvement from local, national and international communities.