讲座题目: 田纳西·威廉在百老汇: 重塑《玻璃动物园》（Tennessee Williams on Broadway: Reimagining The Glass Menagerie）
主讲人: ANNETTE J. SADDIK教授
美国纽约城市大学（City University of New York : The Graduate Center, Doctoral Program in Theatre）
Dr. Annette Saddik is Professor of Theatre and English at the City University of New York, where she specializes in twentieth- and twenty-first century drama, particularly the work of Tennessee Williams. She has published four books, as well as numerous essays in various journals, academic volumes, and theatre programmes of international productions. Her books include Tennessee Williams and the Theatre of Excess (2015); Contemporary American Drama (2007); The Politics of Reputation: The Critical Reception of Tennessee Williams’ Later Plays (1999); and an edited collection of Williams’ late plays, The Traveling Companion and Other Plays (2008). Dr. Saddik also lectures and advises on productions on and off Broadway and throughout the world, serves on the editorial boards of The Tennessee Williams Annual Review and the Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, and currently holds an appointment with the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers as a Lucille Lortel Awards judge. Currently, she is working on a new book that explores the figure of the clown in relation to the comic grotesque in international theatre during the late 20th century.
Dr. Annette Saddik will present a lecture on the history of The Glass Menagerie on Broadway, including three recent key interpretations in relation to the original 1945 production, with some introduction to the play and Williams's career. In relation to this, she will also discuss her role in the New York City theater community (doing lectures for Broadway and off-Broadway productions, offering dramaturgical commentary, and serving as a judge for the Lucille Lortel Awards), and how Broadway, as an institution, has changed since the first production of The Glass Menagerie.