Mary Baldwin Shakespeare Scholars to Present Festival at the Blackfriars

November 9, 2006

The Mary Baldwin University Master of Letters/Master of Fine Arts Program in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance in Partnership with the American Shakespeare Center will present its Fall 2006 Degree Project Festival November 19–21 at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton.

This festival will include six master of letters thesis presentations, which combine scholarship and performance to explore the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and two play productions by candidates for the master of fine arts with an emphasis in directing. All of these presentations are free to the public.

The schedule for the three day festival is as follows:

Sunday, November 19

  • 6 p.m. Master of Letters Thesis Presentations
    “Auditors and Actors: Eavesdropping on the Early Modern Stage” presented by Katherine Mayberry
    “Rhetoric in Action” presented by Becky Kemper
  • 8 p.m. Master of Fine Arts Thesis Presentation
    The Two Noble Kinsmenby John Fletcher, William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, and William Davenant, directed by Jeremy Fiebig

Monday, November 20

  • 6 p.m. Master of Letters Thesis Presentations
    “Disguised, Not Doubled” presented by Cassie Ash
    “Tailors in Early Modern Drama” presented by Bob Taylor
  • 8 p.m. Master of Fine Arts Thesis Presentation
    Measure for Measureby William Shakespeare, directed by Angela Barbera

Tuesday, November 21

  • 6 p.m. Master of Letters Thesis Presentations
    “‘He Words Me’: Shakespeare’s Techniques on the Introduction of Words New to the English Language” presented by Sarah Ellen Enloe
    “No Pillars on the Stage: An Examination of Globe II” presented by Kristine A. Ayers
  • 8 p.m. Master of Fine Arts Thesis Presentation
    The Two Noble Kinsmenby John Fletcher, William Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, and William Davenant, directed by Jeremy Fiebig