Dramaturg Corner

Delve deeper into the themes, history, and influences that inform each show in our 2017 series
with Mary-Kay Gamel - Sonoma Arts Live Board of Directors, Chair. 

"Let Sondheim Entertain You":  GYPSY
Wednesday, July 12
6 to 7pm
at the Sonoma Public Library



Mary-Kay Gamel is Research Professor Emerita of Classics, Comparative Literature, and Theater Arts at UC Santa Cruz. Her areas of interest include classics, classical reception studies, Greek tragedy and comedy, theater and performance studies. Gamel has staged many productions of ancient and medieval drama, often in her own translations and adaptations, and has written on the performance of ancient drama in both the original and later contexts. She has published articles in the journals Arethusa, Syllecta Classica, and American Journal of Philology, for which she edited a special issue, "Performing/Transforming Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazousai" (2002). She is also co-author, with Ruby Blondell, of a special issue of the journal Helios on "Ancient Mediterranean Women in Modern Mass Media" (2005), and co-author, with Ruby Blondell, Nancy Rabinowitz, and Bella Vivante, of the book Women on the Edge: Four Plays by Euripides (Routledge, 1999).