$20 regular, $15 subscriber/ticket holder, $7 student
King Charles III has artists, scholars and experts talking. STC is proud to present a symposium for anyone who has thoughts on governmental transitions of power.
The programming includes:
Director of the Academy of Classical Acting Alec Wild’s take on Mike Bartlett’s use of verse and the similarities to Shakespeare in King Charles III.
Times of Transition
It has been over half a century since the United Kingdom has experienced a monarchical transition. King Charles III predicts one surprising way the crown may be handed down when Elizabeth II dies, but no one knows what will happen for sure. This discussion explores the past, present and future of Britain’s leadership with Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University Michael K. Miller, U.S. Correspondent for Sky News Cordelia Lynch and actor Robert Joy (King Charles III). The panel will be moderated by NPR reporter Sam Sanders.
Reality Fan Fiction
The lines between reality and fiction can blur in the creation of art. Director of the British Council USA Leigh Gibson, Washington Post humor columnist Alexandra Petri, Buzzfeed News Senior culture writer Bim Adewunmi and STC’s Literary Manager Drew Lichtenberg will look at fictional works inspired by royalty and political leadership. What is the responsibility of the artist when turning reality into fiction? Does the desire of an audience play a part? The panel will be moderated by STC Education Fellow Jess Phillips.
If you are interested in learning more about this production from the perspective of artists and scholars, spaces are available for Shakespeare Salon: King Charles III Seminar.