Fri, September 28, 2007 • 3:00 PM • Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206
This year, in early October, The Actors From the London Stage troupe perform Macbeth at UT. It is one of Shakespeare's briefest plays, his shortest tragedy by nearly a thousand lines. It features other peculiarities as well: a tragic hero who is also, unquestionably, a criminal; a tragic heroine whom most audiences don't much like; and a political situation that can be described as murkily and purposely amoral. These features can combine in performance to make Macbeth the most recognizably moEric S. Mallin is Associate Professor of English. He is a scholar of Shakespeare and early modern drama, and an award-winning teacher, having received the President Associates' Teaching Excellence Award, the Texas Exes Teaching award, and several others. He holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and has written books on historical 'inscription', and on atheism in Shakespeare's plays, as well as articles on Shakespeare and popular cinema.