Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven Lecture Series

Fairhaven - All Lectures

Current Series

Spring 2021

Past Series

Fall 2020

Spring 2020

  Spring 2016 - All the World's a StageFall 2015 - Standing the Test of TimeSpring 2015 - Remarkable WomenFall 2014 - Democracy TodaySpring 2014 - LincolnFall 2013 - Turning Points

Spring 2016

All the World's a Stage

2016 will be celebrated as “Shakespeare in Wisconsin” in commemoration of the 400th year since the Bard's death. Shakespeare's plays were the pinnacle of popular entertainment of his age and have inspired us to explore entertainment and performance in our world today. From the authors and musicians whose words and sounds transport us to different places and times, to performers who bring characters to life on stage and screen, to the ways entertainment adds value in our communities and reflects social issues in our society, this lecture series examines that world that is the stage in the twenty-first century.



Dance Through the Ages

TINA HANSEN Director and Owner, The Dance Factory



“The Amazing Journey:” Fostering Creativity and Social Consciousness from Rock to Rachmaninoff

KEN KOHBERGER Director, Young Auditorium



The Recording Studio: A Perpetual Performance

BRIAN LUCAS Lecturer, Communication, Director of Radio 91.7 The Edge WSUW, UW-Whitewater Radio Station



Teaching Children to Act Out

JIM MCCULLOUGH Education/Outreach Coordinator, Janesville Performing Arts Center and Drama Director, Whitewater High School




Disneyfying Disney History in Saving Mr. Banks

LINDA ROBINSON Associate Professor, Communication



Creative Industry Incubators: Unexpected Connections Between Art and Business

MEGAN MATTHEWS Lecturer, Arts Management



The Fabulous Lunts and the Creation of Ten Chimneys

RANDY BRYANT Executive Director of Ten Chimneys



Race, Rebellion and Rock & Roll: What Popular Music Teaches Us About Post-WWII American Culture and Society

JAMES LEVY Assistant Professor, History


Wisconsin Goes to Hollywood

MARY HUELSBECK Assistant Director, Wisconsin Center for Film
and Theater Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison


A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Film

DONALD JELLERSON Assistant Professor, English


All the World’s a Stage But There’s Only One Carnegie Hall

GLENN HAYES Professor, Music

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