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Lost in Shakespeare Translation: Twelfth Night in American Sign Language (a lecture by Peter Novak)

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 4:30pm

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Film Forum
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

February 6, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
Free & open to the public

Peter Novak is chair and co-founder of the Performing Arts and Social Justice program at USF. His academic research focuses on unconscious bias towards accented speech, advocacy, and accessibility in the arts, and Shakespeare in American Sign Language. Peter created the translation and directed the groundbreaking production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in ASL. He will share with us the process behind this project and how it illuminates our thinking about Shakespeare/language.
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