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Special Honors Shakespeare Course to Expose Students to Period-Style Performances

Posted Mar. 13, 2014

Honors students interested in the works of William Shakespeare have an exciting opportunity this fall. 

Developed collaboratively between Dr. Don-John Dugas, Professor, Department of English, and Rosemarie Bank, Professor, School of Theatre and Dance, with the assistance of Victoria Bocchicchio, Director, Academic Programs, this course will examine the works of Shakespeare from an interdisciplinary approach.

Designed around two field trips, students enrolled in Shakespeare in Performance will benefit from the opportunity to attend period-style performances of several early modern plays, which will allow students to gain a greater understanding of these great works.

Students will travel to Staunton, Virginia to visit the American Shakespeare Center as well as Orrville, OH where students will attend performances by ASC's professional touring company. The course will include performances of Edward II, Much Ado about Nothing, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Pericles, all of which will be taught in the course.

The course will be cross-listed with English and theater and may be used to satisfy a literary history requirement for English majors or drama and history requirement for theatre majors.

Honors students interested in the course should discuss the opportunity with their assigned Honors advisor.

Media Contact:

Victoria Bocchicchio,, 330-672-2312