Thurs. Oct. 24th 4-5:30pm Joseph Roach, “Deep Play, Dark Play: Games of Love and Chance”

Please join the Theater & Performance Studies Workshop for a lecture by Professor Joseph Roach (Theater Studies, Yale University). A theater historian, stage director, and performance studies scholar, Joseph Roach is the author of The Player’s Passion:  Studies in the Science of Acting (1985), Cities of the Dead:  Circum-Atlantic Performance (1996) and It (2007).  He is the editor (with Janelle Reinelt) of Critical Theory and Performance (2nd edition, revised 2007) and Changing the Subject:  Marvin Carlson and Theatre Studies, 1959-2009 (2009).  His publications have been recognized by the James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association, the Barnard Hewitt Award in Theatre History, and the Joe E. Calloway Prize for Drama. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society for Theatre Research and a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which funds the World Performance Project at Yale. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Warwick (UK) and the Fletcher Jones Distinguished Fellowship from the Huntington Library. Professor Roach’s lecture is drawn from research toward a book in progress on silence and unspoken thought in eighteenth-century drama.

Location: Rosenwald 405

A reception will follow.

People with disabilities who believe they may require assistance, please contact Amy Stebbins at 917.670.8650.