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1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
The University of Wyoming Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to host the celebrated Actors From The London Stage in residence March 31 to April 6, 2014.
The 5-person touring ensemble will perform AS YOU LIKE IT on April 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Stage of the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts.
ABOUT ACTORS FROM THE LONDON STAGE
Actors From The London Stage (consisting of five British Shakespearean artists from such companies as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain, and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, among others) is an educational program developed in 1975 by Homer Swander at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The theatre company is now based in London and at the University of Notre Dame. The artists devote a large part of their time to lectures, workshops, seminars, and informal meetings with students. Their stay provides students and faculty with a unique opportunity both to observe extraordinary performances and to discuss literature and the art of theatre in depth with some of the most talented artists from some of the most important theatre companies in the world. Contact us at www.aftls.nd.edu.
Each residency is highlighted by performances of a full-length Shakespeare production. Featuring minimal props, costumes, and set, the clever staging showcases the talents of this unique five-member ensemble while keeping the focus where it belongs—on Shakespeare's words.
In The Classroom
Adaptable by design, AFTLS workshops can serve students from a variety of disciplines. The actors cultivate an appreciation of Shakespeare's works (both on the page and on the stage), and more importantly, enhance students' critical reading and thinking abilities as well as develop their presentation and team-building skills.
|Academic Director||Peter Holland|
|Founding Directors||Tony Church
Sir Patrick Stewart
|Associate Directors||David Acton