Shakespeare and German Romanticism

with Eric Braeden and the Angels of Venice

Eric Braeden will perform monologues from some of Shakespeare’s most famous works. Christina Linhardt and Carol Tatum, members of “Angels of Venice” will also be present to perform music from Shakespeare’s time.

Although widely recognized as the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare was almost completely forgotten following his death in 1616. It wasn`t until German poets of the Classical and Romantic period such as Wieland, Goethe, Schlegel and Tieck rediscovered and translated his works, that Shakespeare experienced a revival. This evening is equally a tribute to the German Romantic period, as it is to the Bard of Avon himself.

Film and television Icon and Emmy and People’s Choice Award winning actor Eric Braeden will perform monologues from some of Shakespeare’s most famous works in the original English language as well as from the German translations of August Wilhelm Schlegel and Ludwig Tieck.

Christina Linhardt and Carol Tatum, members of “Angels of Venice” will also be present to perform music from Shakespeare’s time (Late Middle Ages and Renaissance).

The evening is produced by Cornelius Schnauber, Emeritus Associate Professor of USC and Founding Director and Director Emeritus of USC’s Max Kade Institute for Austrian-German-Swiss Studies.

Produced by Cornelius Schnauber

Reception will follow the event.
Please RSVP by Monday, September 10