Shakespeare’s Clowns

Dec 8, 2012

Lecture by Ian Finley

Prior to  As You Like It

Ian Finley, current Piedmont Laureate will speak on Shakespeare’s comedies and clowns, from early period bawdy commedia to later, graceful tragicomedies.

Ian Finley is a playwright and director, and the 2012 Piedmont Laureate.  He is the author of several productions, most notably THE NATURE OF THE NAUTILUS (winner of the 2002 Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Award), 1960, and most recently a two-part adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s JUDE THE OBSCURE which premiered this past April at Burning Coal.  He has taught at Southern Methodist University, lectured on Shakespeare at NC State, Duke University and dozens of area schools.  In January, he will directed C.P. Taylor’s Good for Burning Coal.