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Shakespeare and Accessibility Symposium

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Time: 4pm-6pm

Location: Atwood 360, Emory University, 1515 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA

Event Description: This symposium features a number of American and International actors, directors, singers, and professors who will discuss ways that casts, audiences, and designers have become more diverse in the world of Shakespeare. Among those participating: Karen Saillant, of the International Opera Theatre, will discuss the Midsummer Night's Dream costumes designed by local students with Downs Syndrome in Umbria, Italy; Stephen Unwin, prominent British Director, will talk about "Shakespeare and Neurodisability;" Jill Bradbury, Gallaudet University, will present on Shakespeare and American Sign Language; and Andrew Trimmer and Genevieve Simon will offer insights from their work with the "Hunter Heartbeat Method," bringing Shakespeare to audiences on the autism spectrum, a project created in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Ohio State University. Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, will speak on film about OSF efforts to create "Access for All."

The Symposium is part of Emory's Year of Shakespeare and is being presented with support of The World Shakespeare Project, the Halle Institute for Global Learning, the British Council, the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and the Emory Disability Studies Initiative.

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp

Access: For ADA accommodation requests, please contact Access, Disability Services and Resources at 404-727-9877 (voice) or 404-712-2049 (TDD).

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