Title

Portrayal of Disability Within the Works of William Shakespeare

Date

6-1-2017 10:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:45 AM

Location

WUC Santiam Room

Department

Theatre

Session Chair

Michael Phillips

Session Title

Theatre History Paper presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Michael Phillips

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Throughout the works of William Shakespeare, a great number of disabilities are represented. From kyphosis to epilepsy, Shakespeare's representation of disability allows modern audiences a rare and intimate view into the perception of disability in Elizabethan times. Through the careful analysis of several of Shakespeare's most famed characters, a plethora of information regarding Elizabethan disability culture may be gleaned.

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Jun 1st, 10:30 AM Jun 1st, 10:45 AM

Portrayal of Disability Within the Works of William Shakespeare

WUC Santiam Room

Throughout the works of William Shakespeare, a great number of disabilities are represented. From kyphosis to epilepsy, Shakespeare's representation of disability allows modern audiences a rare and intimate view into the perception of disability in Elizabethan times. Through the careful analysis of several of Shakespeare's most famed characters, a plethora of information regarding Elizabethan disability culture may be gleaned.