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Actors From The London Stage to Teach and Perform at DePauw Next Week

October 3, 2017

One of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world, Actors From The London Stage, will perform Measure for Measure at DePauw University on Tuesday, October 10. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Theatre in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is free and open to the public (photo of cast, l-r: Peter Bray, Ben Eagle, Dominic Gerrard, Wela Mbusi, Anna Wright)

Actors From The London Stage is a self-directed group of five individuals. They perform Shakespeare’s plays with a very basic production, using minimal props, no set, and the actors never leave the stage. Each actor plays multiple roles and frequently shifts characters while on stage, offering an intriguing and often comedic effect.

Touring both in the fall and spring, AFTLS visits approximately 16-20 universities in a year, giving students and faculty a chance to experience their dynamic and enriching performing arts program. AFTLS includes classically trained actors from prestigious companiesactors from the London stage performing a midsummer nights dream4 such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre of Great Britain and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. These actors then devote their experience to student interaction during classroom workshops and stage demonstrations.

In addition to performing Measure for Measure, the company members will visit more than a dozen classes while on campus and conduct an acting workshop for students.

This Performing Arts Series event is sponsored by the Grannon Fund, Amy Braddock Fund, DePauw's English Department and the Gilbert S. Lance Fund.

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