2010 M/MLA Annual Convention

November 4-7, Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, November 4, 2010

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1. President's Forum: Staging of My Name Is Will organized by 2010 M/MLA President Richard Glejzer

Performed by The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, Peter Garino, Artistic Director

7:00-8:30 p.m. (Regency Ballroom B)



My Name Is Will is a theatrical adaptation of 35 of Shakespeare's sonnets accompanied by songs from eight of his plays. It is presented by two men and two women and takes the audience on an intricate journey through the many dimensions of the deeply personal and complex relationships underpinning the sonnets. The songs from Shakespeare's plays provide commentary and counterpoints to the themes explored. With an original score by Chris Walz, the non-baroque music (with a decidedly American foundation ranging from pop to blues to bluegrass) presents these songs in a fresh and newly imagined context and is the perfect complement to the Bard's poetry and lyrics.

2. Event Cancelled