Reading Hamlet at the UCI Libraries with Ketu Katrak

Department: Shakespeare Center

Post Date: May 30, 2017

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Come read Shakespeare's Hamlet out loud and discuss with UCI professor of drama Ketu Katrak.

3 Wednesday events for an hour and half; free and open to staff, faculty and the general public. Students also welcome. No preparation or prior knowledge required.

Wednesday, January 24, 5:30-7:00pm

Wednesday, January 31, 5:30-7:00pm

Wednesday, February 7, 5:30-7:00pm

Please send email of interest to Ketu Katrak,

5:30-7:00pm, Orange County and Southeast Asian Archive (lower level of Library Gateway, on Langson Library Plaza).

Ketu KatrakKetu Katrak is Professor of Drama at UCI. Born in Bombay, she was founding Chair of the Department of Asian American Studies (1996-2004) at UCI, and prior to that has taught at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Yale University. Katrak has published in the fields of Drama and Performance, African Drama and Ancient Sanskrit Drama (from India), Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Women Writers and Feminist Theory. She is the author of Wole Soyinka and Modern Tragedy: A Study of Dramatic Theory and Practice; and  Politics of the Female Body: Postcolonial Women Writers of the Third World; and Contemporary Indian Dance: New Creative Choreography in India and the Diaspora. She worked as dramaturg for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's (OSF) production of the Ancient Sanskrit drama, The Clay Cart (2007), and for OSF's Education office for their production of Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka's drama, Death and the King's Horseman (2008). Katrak served as dramaturg for UCI Drama Department's production of Ngugi wa Thiongo and Micere Githae Mugo's The Trial of Dedan Kimathi in March 2014.