講演会のお知らせ/ A Lecture Meeting

 英文学会ではUniversity of Southern CaliforniaよりVelina Hasu Houston教授を講師にお招きし、講演会を開催します。事前の予約は必要ありませんので、以下を参照のうえ参加ご希望の方は開催日に会場へお越しください
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日 時 6月12日(金)第2限 11:00~12:30
場 所 9号館 2階 921教室
講演者 Prof. Velina Hasu Houston (劇作家、南カリフォルニア大学演劇学部・副学部長)
題 目 「Adapting Classic Drama to the Contemporary Stage」

講演内容: This presentation seeks to explore the adaptation of classic drama into contemporary plays and opera as well as how classic themes can be reinvigorated through such adaptation. Topics that will be investigated include: (1) What is an adaptation and how can a writer make it original? (2) “The Intuition of Iphigenia” adaptation—Motivation, Character, and Story: the ways that the theatricalities of ancient Greek mythology and drama can be explored in contemporary works for the stage, with regard to exploring the impact of disaster (war or otherwise) on women and children. (3) The ways that the characters and story of “The Intuition of Iphigenia” serve as points of departure for examining parallels between ancient mythologies and contemporary theatrical storytelling, as well as for examining post-disaster realities for local populaces, such as the women and children of Fukushima. What is tragedy? How can experiences be mined and tied back into classic themes? These investigations will illuminate pathways for artistic creation as well as the ways that drama can address the sociopolitical matters of a certain time period, and ways that academic perspective of such drama can be deepened and broadened in that vein.

講演者略歴: Prof. Velina Hasu Houston is a renowned writer/playwright living in Los Angeles. Her plays have been performed not only in the U.S. but also in many countries in the world including Japan. Her works in the theater include Tea, Kokoro, Waiting for Tadashi, Calling Aphrodite, The Intuition of Iphigenia, Cinnamon Girl, etc. Her publications are Green Tea Girl in Orange Pekoe Country: Selected Plays of Velina Hasu Houston (No Passport Press, 2015), But Still, Like Air, I’ll Rise: New Asian American Plays (Temple University Press, 1997), The Politics of Life: Four Plays by Asian American Women (Temple University Press, 1992), and so on.

お問い合わせ先:英米文学科 英米文学科 外岡 尚美先生