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Ming Cho Lee

Date: Apr 11, 1999


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World renowned designer for the stage Ming Cho Lee spoke to a crowd of early career directors and choreographers in April of 1999 at SDCF's annual Symposium. The focus of this discussion was working with Shakespeare, and in this ninety minute address Ming explains why he will go anywhere to work on the Bard's cannon. With wit and humor he tailors his remarks to fit his audience, explaining how he communicates with directors. He speaks of his love of teaching, and of why the basis for his first-year design course at Yale is a foundation in directing. Ming then intricately evaluates and describes his process of design for some of his favorite Shakespearean works and productions. This is a lecture characterized by one man's passion for his work, and the "endless reservoir of knowledge and experience" that can be gained through engaging in Shakespeare.