March 2, 2023 

7pm, 303 Paterson Hall

Irene (Irena) R. Makaryk, Distinguished University Professor, Department of English, University of Ottawa

‘Wild and Whirling’: Shakespeare, War, and Cabaret. 

How can theatre effectively encompass the complexity of war, its irrationality, barbarism, as well as its moments of great humanity? Using Shakespeare cabaret in Ukraine as a case study, this illustrated lecture takes us from this genre’s origins through Les Kurbas’s radical Macbeth (1924), the Dakh Daughters (2014), to the present day and the Bunker Cabaret (2023).