Shenandoah Shakespeare Express coming
to Charlottesville June 28
have a rare opportunity in U.Va.s Summer on the Lawn program
this year to study the Bard and explore his works from the page
to the stage with the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express.
the four-day session June 28-July 2, participants will work with
actors and directors on scenes from Hamlet and discuss
how audiences viewed Shakespeare in his time. They will attend
performances of Hamlet, A Midsummer Nights
Dream and Ben Jonsons The Alchemist and
hear faculty panels critiquing the productions. Attendees may
also choose lodging in a Lawn or Range room.
plays, which are open to the public, will be performed at Piedmont
Virginia Community College. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for
students and senior citizens and $8 for children 12 years old
and under. For information, call (877) MUCH-ADO or (540) 885-5588
or see http://www.shenandoahshake-speare.com.
Shenandoah Shakespeare theater company was founded 13 years ago
in Staunton, Va., by Ralph Alan Cohen, an English professor at
James Madison University, and actor and director Jim Warren. Critics
have praised the troupe for blowing the cobwebs out of Elizabethan
drama. The company presents two tours annually and has performed
in 46 states and in five foreign countries.
of the premier programs developed by the School of Continuing
and Professional Studies Center for University Programs,
the Summer on the Lawn series is in its 21st year. The course
costs $775, or $895, with on-Grounds lodging. For information,
call (800) 346-3882 or 982-5252 or see the Web site at http://uvace.virginia.edu/cup/.