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Shakespeare and the Four Humors: In Performance

In Performance: Shakespeare and the Four Humors

Genesius Theater, Wednesday, February 21, 3-4 p.m.

This program presents information on the humors in Shakespeare's works through the presentation of scenes and dramatic readings of important passages from the plays.

Read the script here


Gesina Phillips and Bill Feher, both of the Gumberg Library, our co-hosts

The choleric Lady Macbeth (Dana Demsko) and her husband (Nate Yost) from the Red Masquers' recent production of Macbeth (Act 1, Scene 5)

Macbeth (Nate Yost) expresses to his wife (Dana Demsko) his remorse at the murder of Duncan, from

the Red Masquers' recent production of Macbeth (Act 2, Scene 2)

The phlegmatic porter (Grant Jones) explains to Macduff (Eric Mathews) the three things that drink

provokes, from the Red Masquers' recent production of Macbeth (Act 2, Scene 3)

Brandon Habron of Gumberg Library, expresses the melancholy of Hamlet through the speech " To be, or not to be..."

Dr. Timothy Austin, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, gives voice to Shylock's

melancholy through the speech "Hath not a Jew hands...?" (Merchant of Venice)

Dr. Stuart Kurland, Associate Professor, Department of English, pronounces the sanguine words

of King  Henry V's "St. Crispin's Day Speech"