NYU Steinhardt News

Joe Salvatore Moderates SAG Panel

Joe Salvatore, Clinical Assistant Professor in the NYU Steinhardt program in Educational Theatre, recently moderated a panel discussion on the topic of “Adapting Shakespeare for the Modern Age.”

Panelists included Noah Brody, Andrew Goldberg, Melinda Hall and Tom Ridgely. They discussed how to keep Shakespeare’s plays fresh and relevant for modern audiences five centuries after they were written.

Professor Salvatore, author of "Overcoming fear and resistance when teaching Shakespeare," in The Routledge International Handbook of English, Language and Literacy is a playwright and director; Shakespeare is one of his academic interests and he has directed many productions of Shakespeare’s plays.

The panel, which took place on August 26, 2013, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, had a strong NYU presence as SAG offered tickets to our students, giving them access to this exciting industry event.

The panel was hosted by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, which presents educational programming to SAG members.