• Know The Show

On the second Thursday of each show's run, we present an insightful
pre-performance talk by a Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey artist,
providing fascinating background information and an expert's perspective
on the play that follows.

Click here to view the Know-The-Show guide!

Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 PM


• Symposium Performances

Join in lively post-performance discussions about the play with actors,
directors and artistic staff.

Tuesday, August 12 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, August 16 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 PM
Sunday, August 24 at 2:00 PM
    (moderated by Dr. Tanya Pollard)

A special symposium will follow the Sunday, August 24th matinee performance of The Alchemist. The seminar will be conducted by Dr. Tanya Pollard, who is editing the forthcoming Arden edition of The Alchemist

Tanya Pollard is a Professor of English at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her publications include Shakespeare’s Theater: A Sourcebook (Blackwell, 2004), Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2005), and Shakespearean Sensations: Experiencing Literature in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2013), co-edited with Katharine Craik, as well as numerous essays on early modern theater in journals and edited volumes. A former Rhodes scholar, she served on a national advisory counsel to the U. S. Secretary of Education from 1994-2000, has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation, and was interviewed by Ethan Hawke in a BBC/PBS documentary on Macbeth. She serves on the Council of Scholars for Theatre for a New Audience, and is currently writing a book about sixteenth-century responses to Greek plays, and their impact on the development of popular dramatic genres in early modern England.  She is currently editing the new Arden edition of The Alchemist.