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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

August 02, 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.