Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Davidson College Exhibition Showcases Royal Shakespeare Company's Collection for First Time Ever in U.S; March 7 to April 15
DAVIDSON, N.C., Feb. 16 (AScribe Newswire) -- Audiences for the Royal Shakespeare Company's upcoming performances at Davidson College will also enjoy an opportunity to see an unprecedented exhibition showing how the world-famous troupe prepares for opening night.

The RSC is shipping more than 100 concept drawings, costumes, models, paintings, and prints from its archive in Stratford, England, to Davidson for an exhibition entitled "Break Thy Leg: Art and Design from the RSC Collection."

The March 7 to April 15 show will be the first time the RSC has ever staged an exhibition of its memorabilia in the United States. Co-curators David Howells, curator of the RSC Collection, and Brad Thomas, director of Davidson's Van Every/Smith Galleries, will present a gallery talk about the show on Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. in Davidson's Belk Visual Arts Center.

For more information about the talk, or the exhibit, contact Bill Giduz, director of media relations, at 704-894-2244 or

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