Peter Saccio – King Lear: Speak What We Feel
July 28, 2012, 11:00am
WSU Performing Arts Center
All seats are reserved. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Peter Saccio is Leon D. Black Professor of Shakespearean Studies and Professor of English Emeritus at Dartmouth College. He also served as a visiting professor at Wesleyan University and at University College in London. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.
At Dartmouth, Professor Saccio was honored with the J. Kenneth Huntington Memorial Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Professor Saccio is the author Shakespeare’s English Kings, which was released in 1977, and it has become a classic in its field. He is also the editor of Thomas Middleton’s comedy A Mad World, My Masters, for the Oxford Complete Works of Thomas Middleton.
In addition to his writing and public speaking career, Professor Saccio is an accomplished actor and theatrical director. He directed productions of Twelfth Night, Macbeth, and Cymbeline, and devised and directed several programs of scenes from Shakespeare and from modern British drama. His acting credits include the Shakespearean roles of Casca, Angelo, Bassanio, and Henry IV, as well as various parts in the ancient and modern plays.
This year at the Great River Shakespeare Festival, Dr. Peter Saccio sheds light on King Lear in a 90 minute riveting conversation. This lecture takes place at the Winona State University Performing Arts Center. All seats are reserved and tickets must be purchased in advance. Click for tickets.