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Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Merchant of Venice Live!

The English department's "Shakespeare and Performance" course, taught by Dr. Alice Dailey (English department) and Dr. Shawn Kairschner (Theatre department), has been a semester-long study of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.  The class' literary and dramatic exploration of the play culminates in an hour-and-twenty-minute production that features eleven student actors, original music, and a post-show talk by the cast.