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Shakespeare's As You Like It & HamletMaster ClassIn-Person

Oskar Eustis black and white headshot.

Friday, Nov 18, 2022

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

New York Public Library
476 5th Ave
New York, NY 10018

In Partnership with the New York Public Library

The artistic director of Shakespeare in the Park, Oskar Eustis, will explore two of Shakespeare’s greatest characters in two of Shakespeare's greatest plays. How do Rosalind and Hamlet speak to the current moment? What contemporary resonances in the plays might be a starting point for new productions? What are the dramatic devices Shakespeare drew on or created to tell these stories, and why do they still matter to audiences today?

Oskar Eustis

Oskar Eustis has served as the artistic director of The Public Theater since 2005, after serving as the artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI, from 1994 to 2005. Throughout his career, Eustis has been dedicated to the development of new work that speaks to the great issues of our time. In pursuit of that aim, he has worked with countless artists, including Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, David Henry Hwang, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Richard Nelson, Rinne Groff, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Lisa Kron. He has held professorships at UCLA, Middlebury College, and Brown University, and is currently a professor at New York University.