Saturday, June 05, 2004

Royal Shakespeare Company Will Teach and Perform At Davidson College During Residencies in 2005-2009
DAVIDSON, N.C., June 4 (AScribe Newswire) -- It won't exactly be Stratford-upon-Avon, but this historic college town might be referred to as 'Davidson-on-Lake Norman' for the next four years, as Davidson College again hosts the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) on its campus. Two years ago, nearly fifty members of the company spent two weeks at Davidson, teaching and presenting eleven performances of The Merchant of Venice.
The college has now contracted four additional annual residencies from 2005- 2009 that will immerse the campus in the Bard's stagecraft, literary genius, and lessons for life.
RSC actors and educational staff will spend about two weeks on campus each year, beginning March 6-20, 2005. They will take part in dozens of Davidson classes across the curriculum, and present public workshops. During 2005 and 2007, they will also present full productions of Shakespearean plays in the Duke Family Performance Hall. Those scheduled for 2005 are The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Julius Caesar.

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