Theatre History Podcast #46
Reimagining Shakespeare’s Legacy with Madeline Sayet
William Shakespeare’s plays continue to be some of the most frequently-produced works on our stages. While his dominance allows new generations to enjoy his work, it also poses a difficult question: how do we keep Shakespeare relevant when his plays have often been associated with a patriarchal, Eurocentric point of view? Madeline Sayet is looking for answers to that question, and it’s led her to create productions of Shakespeare’s work that incorporate the perspectives of Native American artists and performers. She joined the Theatre History Podcast to talk about how she’s working to change our perspective on Shakespeare and his legacy.
- Learn more about Madeline and her work at her website.
- Read some of Madeline’s previous writing for HowlRound here, here, and here.
- Find out more about her production of The Winter’s Tale for Amerinda.
- Check out more interviews with Madeline here and here.
- Visit American Indian Artists, Inc.’s website for more information about the company that’s produced some of Madeline’s Shakespeare productions.
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Fantastic interview. I loved Madeline's ability to locate and articulate indigenous themes in Shakespeare's work. I appreciated the general insight about the ability of the Shakespeare's plays to connect as well as divide. Her rapid speaking style is so packed with knowledge and insight that I may listen to the podcast again at a lower speed:). Thank you for including this important perspective on HowlRound.