The Department of Theatre & Drama Presents a Seminar with Gary Taylor, Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University
“Platformalism: Shakespeare as Multimedia Performance Poet”
April 1, 2013 | 5:00 – 6:15pm
Lee Norvelle Theatre & Drama Center, AD 152
GARY TAYLOR is Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University, where he founded their interdisciplinary History of Text Technologies program in 2005 and is currently a founding member of their interdisciplinary Performance in Context group. The (co)author or (co)editor of 22 books, a Guggenheim fellow, winner of the MLA prize for distinguished scholarly editing and the Elizabeth Deitz prize for outstanding contribution to early modern studies, Taylor was co-general editor of the revolutionary 1986 Oxford edition of Shakespeare’s works. That edition for the first time edited Shakespeare as a writer specifically for the theatre. He is currently working on the multimedia collection, New Oxford Shakespeare, the first Complete Works to include an Equity actor as one of its general editors, and to incorporate theatre as a form of research. Since 1992 he has worked with theatre companies in New York, Washington, Chicago, London and Canada, and with university theatre programs in New Zealand and Florida. In 2010 he co-founded Hoosier Bard Productions.