Audience Engagement for “Twelfth Night”

Insights Speaker for Twelfth Night

This is 15 minutes before each Thursday night performance.  RSVP when purchasing your tickets to that evening's show.  Purchase tickets online here.

Topic: Twelfth Night, or What You Will was a play written for a festive time of year, and it’s chock full of festive comic markers—separated twins, cross-dressed beloveds, mistaken identity, foolish dandies, and a misanthropic curmudgeon. We’ll consider how festivity rules and nearly ruins the comedy, taking into account gender, performance, and the mocking of poor Malvolio. Presented by Niahm J. O'Leary, Associate Professor of English at Xavier University.

Bio: Niamh J. O’Leary is Associate Professor of English at Xavier University, where she has worked since 2010. She is the director of the First-Year Seminar program and teaches rhetoric, literature of diversity, and Shakespeare and Renaissance literature courses. She also enjoys serving as the facilitator for the Mercantile Library’s Canon Club and on the associate board of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. She is currently working on a book about Shakespeare in Cincinnati.