Mark Houlahan - Shakespearian Aotearoa
Shakespeare's work first arrived in Aotearoa on Captain Cook's Endeavour in 1769. Waves of later migrants then brought with them Victorian double-column small-type copies of his writing, and throughout the 19th century travelling players performed Shakespeare in settlements around the country. Dr Mark Houlahan is a senior lecturer in English and teaches Shakespeare at Waikato University, is president of the Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association and has a special interest in the place of Shakespeare in New Zealand. Mark Houlahan is participating in a panel discussion about Shakespeare at Escape! Festival in Tauranga, June 3-6.