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Dramaturg Discussions

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Dramaturgs Michael Warren, Ariane Helou, Maria Frangos and Local Film Critic Lisa Jensen will discuss this summer's upcoming Santa Cruz Shakespeare plays at three branch libraries. These lively discussions, now in their third year at SCPL, will greatly elevate your enjoyment of the 2017 season performances. Santa Cruz Shakespeare's performances will be held in The Grove at DeLaveaga Park from July 5th through September 3rd. For more information about this year's lineup, visit

The 39 Steps
Tuesday July 11 • 6:30pm
Downtown Library • 224 Church St.

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Dramaturg Maria Frangos and local film critic Lisa Jensen lead a one hour conversation about the original Hitchcock film "The 39 Steps" and the hilarious adaption of this classic thriller being performed during the 2017 summer season at The Grove in DeLaveaga Park. Dr. Maria Frangos is Dramaturg and Education and Outreach and Company Manager for Santa Cruz Shakespeare. She is a teaching artist at the Berkeley Repertory Theater at UCSC and has a Ph.D. in Literature. Lisa Jensen is a UCSC Graduate with a love of movies who has been the primary film critic at the Santa Cruz Good Times since 1975.

Measure for Measure
Thursday July 13th • 7:00pm
Scotts Valley Library • 251 Kings Village Rd.

Professor Michael Warren will discuss "Measure for Measure," Shakespeare's dynamic, dark comedy that explores the body politic and the politics of the body. Professor Warren is emeritus Professor of Literature at UCSC and Textual Consultant and Dramaturg to Santa Cruz Shakespeare since its inception (previously as Shakespeare Santa Cruz).

The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Tuesday July 25th • 7:00pm
Aptos Library • 7695 Soquel Dr.

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Dramaturg Dr. Ariane Helou discusses "The Two Gentlemen of Verona," where romance and friendship vie for supremacy in Shakespeare's sexy and surreal comedy. Dr. Helou has been a dramaturg for SCS for the past three years, and holds a PhD in literature from UCSC.

This series is part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries Summer Reading Program: Reading by Design. To learn more or to sign up for the program, visit

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