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“Things That Act Shakespeare” with Dr. Jungmin Song – Programs Cancelled

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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As part of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry’s “2020 Spring Puppet Forum Series,” Professor Jungmin Song will discuss the ideas behind her new Ballard Institute exhibition “Shakespeare and Puppetry,” which questions our preconceptions of character and asks what it means for objects to have stage presence. Dr. Song will consider Shakespeare productions by such puppeteers and performers as Forced Entertainment, Hogarth Puppets, and the Little Angel Theatre from England; ShadowLight Productions, Fred Curchack, Jim Rose, Bread and Puppet Theater, and Great Small Works from the U.S.; and Dov Weinstein from Israel.

Dr. Jungmin Song completed a practice-as-research PhD titled “Animating Everyday Objects in Performance” at the University of Roehampton in 2014. Her writings have appeared in “Performance Research,” “Artpress 2,” “Asian Theatre Journal,” and “Contemporary Theatre Review.” In 2017 she edited a special issue of the British journal Puppet Notebook on Shakespeare and puppets, and was a researcher in residence at the Institut International de la Marionnette (IIM) in Charleville-Mézières, France to lay the ground for a book on Shakespeare and puppetry. As a puppet maker she has participated in numerous projects, including the Royal Shakespeare Company and Little Angel Theatre’s co-production of “Venus and Adonis” (2004).  She has taught in the fields of theatre and fine arts at the University of Roehampton, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Kent.

Admission to this event is free (donations greatly appreciated!), and refreshments will be served. Come early, and experience our puppet exhibitions, as well as the video resources in our library nook. Forums will be broadcast via Facebook Live. For more information or if you require an accommodation to attend a forum, please contact Ballard Institute staff at 860.486.8580 or bimp@uconn.edu.


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Free (donations greatly appreciated)