Monday, February 23, 2009

"Much Ado About EVERYTHING"

The semester is charging at full speed. We've got spring break just around the corner and I am looking forward to a break from it all for a solid week!

I wouldn't want anyone to think that I'm so laden with homework and assignments that I haven't taken time to enjoy some of the awesomeness that USU offers to students and the community.

This past week, the English Department and the Theater Department hosted a the "Actors from the London Stage" who performed William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." It was amazing! Picture this: five actors, one stage, little to no props,and that's enough for all the characters! The five actors each played about 4 or 5 roles and the role change was a simple as changing their voice and putting on a pair of glasses. It really was impressive!

This was the second time that I have seen the Actors from the London Stage perform here at Utah State. They came two years ago and put on a production of Hamlet which was so great! This time, that they visited, one of the actors even participated in one of my classes and helped our class with the interpretation of a Caribbean play that we are studying.

It really was impressive to have this professional actor in our class having us read lines and act in front of the entire class. But that's just another day at USU i guess...

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