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As You Like It

March 07, 2014

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As You Like It - after William Shakespeare

Performances: March 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30pm; 

Sundays, March 9 & March 16 at 2pm

Special Performance Hosted by the Gender Studies Symposium March 13th at 7:30 

(see below for more details).

Visit the Box Office for ticket information.

 

Director: Assistant Professor Rebecca Lingafelter
Scenographer: Associate Professor Michael Olich
Guest Lighting Designer: Miranda Hardy
Guest Sound Designer: Mark Valadez

“I can suck melancholy out of a song, as a weasel sucks eggs.”

                                                                        -As You Like it (Act II Sc v)

Two young women embark on an adventure and are never the same. Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a play about the shifting faces of love, as two young women of the court leave everything they know only to discover themselves.  To do so they must transgress notions of gender and decorum, align themselves with beggars and clowns and take charge of their own destinies.  This production of Shakespeare’s pastoral romp through the forest of Arden will use contemporary performance techniques to excavate the play’s relationship to the audience.  Using music, dance and a physical relationship to text, As You Like It, will re-imagine Shakespeare for a contemporary audience.

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As You Like It and Gender/Power/Space
Join us for a special performance of As You Like It in conjunction with the 2014 Gender Studies Symposium on Thursday March 13th at 7:30pm.  And don’t miss the incredible line up at this year’s Gender Studies Symposium, March 5-7th!
For tickets and more information contact Kim Brodkin at kbrodkin@lclark.edu.

Join us after the performance for a reception and panel discussion: 
Gender and Space: gender in Shakespeare’s Arden
Thursday March 13th
9:30-10:30pm
Fir Acres Black Box Theatre

With Associate Professor Rishona Zimring and Assistant Professor Rebecca Lingafelter

Shakespeare: from page to stage
Saturday March 15th
9:30-10:30pm
Fir Acres Black Box Theatre

With Panelists:

Lyell Asher (Professor of English, Lewis & Clark)
Lue Morgan Douthit (Director of Literary Development, Oregon Shakespeare Festival)
Stephen Weeks (Associate Professor of Theatre, Lewis & Clark)

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