Player Biographies: Louis Fantasia, Bass
Louis Fantasia is one of the anchors of the Palisades Symphony bass section. In his professional life he has produced and directed more than a hundred and fifty plays and operas worldwide. Director of the Shakespeare Globe Centre's Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance Institute from 1997 to 2002, and President of Deep Springs College (2007), Louis is currently director of Shakespeare at the Huntington, the teacher training institute of the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Louis is the author of Instant Shakespeare and Tragedy in the Age of Oprah: Essays on Five Great Plays. His new book, Talking Shakespeare: Notes from a Journey, will be published in 2017 by Peter Lang Publishers. In 2016 he was awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his contributions to German culture and theatre.