Talking Shakespeare is a collection of essays on Shakespeare’s plays and politics and their impact in the world today. Originally given as provocative talks on Shakespeare at some of the most prestigious universities, conferences, and theatres around the world, they reflect on the author’s more than thirty-year career as a producer, director and educator. The essays provide a unique and personal look into multiple aspects of Shakespeare’s world—and ours.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2017. X, 128 pp.
Louis Fantasia (B.A., Georgetown; M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts) is Director of Shakespeare at the Huntington,
the teacher training institute of the Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. He
has produced and directed more than a hundred and fifty plays and operas worldwide. He was Director of the Shakespeare Globe
Centre’s Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance Institute from 1997 to 2002, and was President of Deep Springs College in
2007. He also served as Dean of Faculty and Chair of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles
campus from 2011 to 2016.