Polaris Shakespeare Lecture with Barry Kraft, 'Shakespeare's Shifting POV'

2012-03-02 by

Barry Kraft recently played the title roles in “King Lear” at Southern Oregon University and in “Julius Caesar” and “King Lear” at the Marin Shakespeare Company. He has acted in all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays—more than 100 roles in 85 full productions at theatres and festivals around the country, including 20 seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

He is author of “After-Dinner Shakespeare: Thy Father is a Gorbellied Codpiece” and “On the Theatrical Worth of Discarded Words” in On-Stage Studies. Kraft is also a dramaturg, an educator, an avid chess and Go player and a poetry lover.

In this lecture, he offers skillful readings of key characters from a handful of Shakespeare’s plays from his middle period, especially “The Merchant of Venice,” “King Henry V,” “Julius Caesar” and “Hamlet,” Barry Kraft will explore the enigma of why we are unable to see them all simultaneously in satisfactory focus.

The Polaris Lecture series, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Forty-Ninth State Fellows Program of the University Honors College and the Polaris Society.



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