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Newberry Library: “By the Help of Devils: Shakespeare’s Villains”

April 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

**You can watch this program on either Facebook Live or Zoom. If you’d like to watch on Zoom, please register for free in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/by-the-help-of-devils…
In this program, Peter Garino of the Shakespeare Project of Chicago introduces you to Shakespeare’s most malevolent villains by way of the company’s new film, By Help of Devils. The film presents scenes from many of the Bard’s greatest plays, like Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and Richard III, in order to plumb the depths of Shakespearean villainy.
About the Speaker:
Peter Garino is a founding member of the Shakespeare Project of Chicago and has served as its artistic director since June 2010. He most recently appeared as Polonius in the Project’s theatrical reading of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark and as the Prince/Peter in Romeo and Juliet. He also directed Richard III in the Project’s 2019-2020 season. During the past season, he appeared as Marcus Andronicus in Titus Andronicus and as Helicanus in Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Peter attended the National Shakespeare Conservatory and holds an MFA in acting from Illinois State University and a BA in theatre arts from Hofstra University.
This program is cosponsored by the Newberry’s Center for Renaissance Studies.