(Oct. 12, 2010)--The UTSA Friends of Shakespeare and the Department of English will host a return of Actors From the London Stage. The touring ensemble of five British actors will perform Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 13, 15, and 16 in the Arts Building Recital Hall on the UTSA Main Campus.
The actors from such prestigious companies as the Royal National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and Dublin's Abbey Theatre are Nicola Alexis, Devon Black, Matthew Douglas, Paul O'Mahony and Julian Rivett. The performers play multiple roles in a production that utilizes simple costumes and minimal scenery with an emphasis on the richness of Shakespeare's language.
The Actors From the London Stage troupe visit selected American universities each year to perform and to conduct classes and workshops. This is the company's 24th visit to UTSA and San Antonio. The residency is supported by UTSA Friends of Shakespeare, the Crittenden Shakespeare Endowment, and a grant from the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.
Actors From the London Stage is an international touring theater organization based in London and at the University of Notre Dame. It combines the superb talents of professional actors on stage with rare opportunities for students to work with them in the classroom. Covering a vast range of topics, AFTLS residencies have been bringing Shakespeare to life at UTSA since 1988.
Tickets for performances of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" are $18 for general admission, $10 for students with ID, and are available at the UTSA Information Desk in the University Center on the Main Campus (cash or check). Tickets also will be available at the door (cash or check). All seats are reserved.
For more information or student group bookings, call 210-458-5358.
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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