Wednesday, May 22 at 5 am on WFYI 1
CSI Shakespeare - In spring 2012, the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI presented the world premiere of a lost 400-year old play by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, "The History of Cardenio." This half-hour documentary highlights the 20-year effort by world-renowned Shakespeare scholar and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University, Dr. Gary Taylor, to recreate the play, filtering old texts through modern high-tech databases to reconstruct the original. Viewers travel with Taylor to Shakespeare's New Globe Theatre in London and retrace his academic roots at Oxford University. We then return to Indianapolis to see Hoosier Bard productions, directed by IUPUI Professor of English Drama, Dr. Terri Bourus, reanimate "Cardenio," with a mix of student and professional actors and a haunting original musical score, in the urban university's new theatre.