This special afternoon on Global Shakespeare features a a talk by South African choreographer and artist-scholar Jay Pather who has adapted Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar as Qaphela Caesar (Beware Caesar) to the South African political context, and presented it in site-specific locations as well as a proscenium theater venue.
12:00 pm: Keynote by Jay Pather
Shakespeare in South Africa: Contested Terrain with Unexpected Pleasures
introduced by Ketu Katrak, Professor of Drama
2:00PM: lightening presentations by UCI PhDs
Anandi Rao (Comparative Literature)
Sheiba Kian Kaufman (English)
Shaina Trapedo (English)
moderated by Julia Reinhard Lupton, Professor of English
Jay Pather is director of the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) at the University of Cape Town where he is an Associate Professor. He is curator for the Infecting the City Festival; the ICA Live Art Festival, the Afrovibes Festival (Amsterdam and UK), co-curator for performance art for Spielart Festival (Munich) and Artistic Director for Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre, now in its twenty first year. For ICA, Pather has created structures for interdisciplinary collaboration in the form of Fellowships, a Post Graduate Programme in Live Art, public lecture programmes and interdisciplinary events on a range of subjects, comprising lectures, panel discussion, exhibitions and performance.
Co-sponsored by Illuminations, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the Department