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Dana Sayre

Dana Sayre has a BA in Theatre and English from Fairmont State University and a MA in Performance Studies from Texas A&M University. She currently lives in Austin, Texas. Dana works part-time at BookWoman, Austin's feminist bookstore, and as a freelance writer. She writes two weekly columns for The Horn and is currently working to expand her freelance portfolio. Dana also hosts a monthly open mic night at the Badlands in Austin, as well as speaking at other performance events around town. She hopes contributing to HowlRound will mark even more of a shift back towards performance.

Photo by Danielle Selby.

Scandal and Empire Bring Shakespearean Drama to Network Television
Essay

Scandal and Empire Bring Shakespearean Drama to Network Television

2 August 2015

Dana Sayre illuminates the parallels between popular television series Scandal and Empire and the works of Shakespeare, arguing that their popularity shows television embracing a more theatrical style.