From Helen of Troy to the Kardashian sisters, celebrities, or (in Joseph Roach’s definition) “abnormally interesting people,” have fascinated the public imagination over the centuries. This series of lectures considers why certain historical figures or fictional characters have possessed a special power to fascinate their public.
Celebrity and Its Discontents is a three-part series, and the first lecture is tonight! Odai Johnson, professor of theatre history and the head of the School of Drama’s PhD program, considers "how the process of celebrity consumes the artist it feeds upon." Read more in his blog post and join us tonight.
All lectures are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm in the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre. Tickets are free for UW students and $10/lecture for everyone else. Buy your tickets in advance online.