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Actors From the London Stage Perform Othello, Oct. 29

October 24, 2013

One of the oldest established touring Shakespeare theatre companies in the world, Actors From The London Stage, will perform Othello at DePauw University on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Theatre, located in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts. 

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

This dynamic and enriching performing arts program visits approximately sixteen to twenty universities in a year.  AFTLS includes classically trained actors from prestigious companies such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.  These talented actors then devote their experience to student interaction during classroom workshops, stage demonstrations, and more, while on these university tours.

In addition to performing the great tragedy of Othello, the company members will visit over

a dozen classes and hold an acting workshop for students at DePauw. Included in these classroom visits is the team-taught class designated for this visit.  Students in the Othello class have been reading and textually analyzing the play with approaches to performing it, culminating in a workshop with the AFTLS visitors.

The AFTLS visit is sponsored by the Deportment of Communication and Theatre, Public Occasions Committee, The Prindle Institute for Ethics, The Douglas I. and Ann U. Smith Endowed Fund for Ethics,the Department of English, the Amy S. Braddock Fund and the Gilbert S. Lance Fund. The performance on Tuesday is free and open to the public.

 Visit the Performing Arts Series webpage.

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