¶ Dear readers,
¶ I realized, looking at previous posts leading up to the Annual Meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America—fondly referred to by those in the field as #ShakeAss—that I had forgot to post in advance of the meeting in New Orleans last year. That may well have been because it was one of my most busy and favorites. There were parades celebrating 400 years after Shakespeare’s death, many Pimm’s Cups in tucked-away bars with dear friends, a great deal of oysters, and a publication solicitation! This is not to mention a great seminar session, “Before Shakespeare,” hosted by Andy Kesson and Lucy Munro in advance of their Before Shakespeare initiative. There was simply no time to blog in all the excitement!
¶ This year looks to be equally stimulating and equally busy, with more lunch, coffee, and dinners scheduled than I can remember. Below are the workshops, seminars, and sessions I am most interested in this year. Many overlap, so there will be difficult decisions. For the full program schedule, check out the association’s website, here.
¶ I will be live-tweeting panels as I get to them via @ElizETavares, per usual. Do feel free to DM a question you’d like asked in any of the Q&A sessions!
¶ Hoping to see you in Atlanta,