(Nov. 18, 2009)--The UTSA Department of English will present performances of William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p.m. Nov. 19-21 in the Buena Vista Theater at the UTSA Downtown Campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
Written in the late 1500s, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is a romantic comedy that portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors.
Their interactions are with the Duke of Athens, Theseus; the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta; and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed around the world.
The UTSA production is directed by Susan Arias, lecturer in the Department of English, and performed by the new Theater Performance class.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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