Seminars this season will be taught by Dr. Susan Willis, who since 1985 has worked with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival as its resident dramaturg, a director, on its MFA faculty, a public speaker, and author of study materials and program notes. Her observations at the BBC during production of its 1978-85 Shakespeare’s complete works series led to The BBC Shakespeare Plays: Making the Televised Canon (1991).
She is also Professor Emerita of English at Auburn University at Montgomery, where she specialized in Shakespeare in production. She holds degrees from Emory University and the University of Virginia. She has led Southwest Shakespeare’s Flachmann seminars since 2013.