The author is attacked by angry academics over her Hamlet prequel at ESRA 2013
Haha--just kidding! Actually, that's a picture of me illustrating "Exit, Pursued by a Bear" in the Shakespeare Without Words theatre workshop led by Philippe Goudard for the ESRA conference. Actually, despite my worries, the Shakespearean academics were mostly very genial and my panel, on Shakespearean adaptations and "tradaptations" (where the line between translation and adaptation is blurred) went quite well, I think.

Protean Shakespeare Panel: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays

With Frank Brevik, discussing the difference between Conservative, Moderate, and "Lunatic Fringe" productions 

Listening to Klaas Tindemans describe Ivo van Hove's 6-hour Belgian production of the Roman Tragedies
Of course, my trip wasn't all work and no play! I got to spend a few days before and after the conference sightseeing (and shopping!) in Montpellier and Paris.

Self portrait: Hermes at Hermès

My favorite tourist attraction in Paris was, perhaps not coincidentally, the one with the fewest tourists: the Père Lachaise cemetery is (apart from a small crowd more-or-less permanently gathered around Jim Morrison's grave) blissfully peaceful. We took a bouquet of flowers up and spent several hours just wandering through the cemetery laying tribute at the graves of the writers and artists who have been an inspiration to us. Here's me in front of the tomb of one of my favorites, Oscar Wilde: