The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice at the Shakespeare Company, Calgary

  • Clifford Werier Mount Royal University


Production notice for the 2019 Shakespeare Company productions of The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice in Calgary. Described by Cliff Werier.

Author Biography

Clifford Werier, Mount Royal University

Clifford Werier is Professor of English at Mount Royal University, where he has been teaching early modern literature since 1987. He is the editor of Shakespeare and Consciousness (Palgrave, 2016) and of Much Ado About Nothing for the Internet Shakespeare Editions. His recent publications investigate the phenomenology of time across media in the processing of Shakespearean jokes and the application of meme theory to the spread of contagious ideas in Coriolanus. He is the editor of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Interface (2021), a collection which focuses on the ways in which the interface features of page, screen, stage and other media influence Shakespearean cognition and understanding. He is also the co-author of three composition textbooks for Nelson Canada.

David Haysom, Jamie Konchak, Jaden Sullivan, Amy On, Avital Fertel, Sarah Wheeldon, and Roger LeBlanc in The Merchant of Venice. Set and costume design by Jennifer Lee Arsenault (MFA’14), and lighting design by Narda McCarroll. Photo credit: Tim Nguyen.
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