Presented by Mary Baldwin College’s MLitt/MFA program in Shakespeare and Performance in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center
Sunday, February 22, 5:30-7:30pm, and Monday, February 23: 12:00pm-8:30pm
The public is cordially invited to join MBC graduate students for an entertaining and enlightening festival of creative research and performance at the Blackfriars Playhouse.
The festival will include twenty-four Master of Letters and Master of Fine Arts presentations across five sessions, combining scholarship and stagecraft to explore the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.
Presented by Mary Baldwin College’s MLitt/MFA program in Shakespeare and Performance in partnership with the American Shakespeare Center.
Admission is free and seating is open to the general public.
Schedule of Events
MFA Thesis Project Festival: Sunday, Feb. 22,, 2015, 5:30-7:30pm:
Sarah E. Blackwell: "'Corrupter of Words': A Rhetorical Cut of Twelfth Night"
Nicola Collett: "'I am not that I play': Seeking Identity through Music in an Appalachian Twelfth Night"
Amy W. Grubbs: "'The Great Divide': How Turning Glass Shakespeare Navigates the Actor/Audience Divide"
David Loehr: "Some Have Theatre Thrust upon 'Em"
Nora Manca: "To Try a Queen"
Sarah Martin: "A Queen City Comedy: A Chaste Maid in Cheapside at the Blackfriars Playhouse"
Emma Patrick: "'I wear your (great-great-great) granddad's clothes': Original Practices, Secondhand Clothes, and Historical Reconstruction in Turning Glass Shakespeare's Twelfth Night"
Ashley Pierce: "'Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned': Playing Tybalt and Friar Lawrence"
Mara Ann Massingill Sherman: "Children and No Riches"
Rebecca Lynne Wright: "'Prone to weeping': An Exploration of Crying in Performance"
MLitt Thesis Project Festival: Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Session 1: Noon-2pm
Session 2: 2:30pm-5pm
Session 3: 6pm-8:30pm
Marshall B. Garrett: "Prosperous Art: Rhetorical Direction of Measure for Measure"
Ian A. Charles: "Instrumental Shakespeare: Case Studies in Cross-Training the Singer and the Poet"
Jess Hamlet: "'A Deed Without a Name': Macbeth, Richard III, and the Regicidal Fantasies of Civil War Virginia"
Megan Hughes: "Where Are All the Weddings in Shakespeare?"
Natalia Razak Wallace: "Prolonged Eye Contact"
Deirdra M. Shupe: "Putting a Head on Headless Rome: Titus Andronicus, the Body, and the Body Politic in Shakespeare's Roman Plays"
Meredith A. Johnson: "Shakespeare's Problematic Prophetic Character Dreams"
Patrick Aaron Harris: "From Philosopher to Quack"
Merlyn Q. Sell: "The Good, the Bard, and the Powerful Homely"
Adrienne Johnson: "'Leave Them Naked as the Vulgar Air': A Study of the Effects of Nudity in Performance"
Jordan Leigh Zwick: "Cardenio: A Case Study in Textual Reconstruction"
Aubrye Whitlock: "Shakespeare of the Oppressed"
Danielle Guy: "Madness in Shakespeare"
Molly Harper: "Stick it in Your Et Cetera"
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