Public Affairs Specialist
(Sept. 11, 2012) -- The UTSA Friends of Shakespeare and the Department of English will host Actors From the London Stage performing Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 19, 21 and 22 in the Arts Building Recital Hall on the UTSA Main Campus.
The touring ensemble of five British actors represent several prestigious companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, English Touring Theatre, Royal National Theatre and the Oxford Shakespeare Company.
Cast members include Nicola Alexis, Michael Palmer, Noel White, Ainka Wright and Henry Everett. The actors play multiple roles in a production that utilizes simple costumes and minimal scenery with an emphasis on the riches of Shakespeare's language.
Actors From the London Stage visit selected American universities each year to perform and to conduct classes and workshops. This is the company's 26th visit to UTSA and San Antonio. The residency is supported by the UTSA Friends of Shakespeare, Crittenden Shakespeare Endowment and a grant from the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.
The group is an international touring theater organization based in London and at the University of Notre Dame. It combines the superb talents of professional actors with rare opportunities for students to work with them in the classroom. Covering a vast range of topics, AFTLS residencies have brought Shakespeare to life at UTSA since 1988.
Tickets are $18 general admission, $10 for students (with student ID) and are available online. All seats are reserved. Tickets also will be available at the door (cash or check).
For more information or student group bookings, call 210-458-6885 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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