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Monday, 29 December

624. Performing Words: The Adaptation, Transformation, and Performance of a Literary Work on Stage

3:30–4:45 p.m., Franciscan D, Hilton

A special session

Presiding: Hilton M. Obenzinger, Stanford Univ.

1. “Staging Emily Dickinson’s ‘Soul at the White Heat,’” Amy Freed, Old Globe Theater of San Diego

2. “Melville’s Confidence-Man as Dramatic Musical,” Joseph Allen Boone, Univ. of Southern California; Robert Vorlicky, New York Univ.

3. “Bringing Mark Twain’s Is He Dead? to Life: Taking a New Play by Mark Twain from the Archives to Broadway,” Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Stanford Univ.

Respondent: Hilton M. Obenzinger

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