Shakespeare Scene Festival Hits the Stage March 14-15

UALR’s Department of English and Department of Theatre Arts and Dance will present the 2011 Shakespeare Scene Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15, in the University Theatre of the Center for Performing Arts.

The Shakespeare Scene Festival brings together students from a variety of Central Arkansas schools to perform scenes from Shakespeare’s plays. A performance of a Shakespearean scene integrates several elements of literacy and literacy education including: intensive study of the English language, cooperative learning, process-based theatre as well as the discipline, creativity, and organization required to rehearse and perform a scene.

Classes from nine different area schools are participating in the festival. The performances will range from adaptations of Midsummer Night’s Dream to “Shakespeare and Zombies.” The students also serve as the audience for the other classes.

Admission is free and open to the public. Each performance will last approximately 25 minutes.

The festival is sponsored by the Departments of English and Theatre Arts and Dance.

For more information, visit or contact Dr. Kris McAbee, assistant professor of English, at

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