Semester of Shakespeare kicks off on Feb. 24

Offering lectures, workshops and performances

Leeward Community College
Susan Lum, (808) 455-0355
Literature Faculty, Arts & Humanities
Kathleen R Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Marketing Officer, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Feb 15, 2011

photo by M Nester
photo by M Nester
Veteran actor and director Reb Beau Allen kicks off Leeward Community College's Semester of Shakespeare 2011 with a public lecture entitled, “Adapting Shakespeare for the Modern Stage and Audience” presented on Thursday, February 24 at 10:30 a.m. in GT 105.

Semester of Shakespeare 2011 offers lectures, workshops, performances and exhibits. All events are free and open to the public.

Jonathan Reyn leads a workshop on "Costume Design for A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Monday, March 14, from 10:30–11:45 a.m. in Leeward CC Theatre.

Accomplished Shakespearean actor and teacher Jennifer Robideau conducts a lecture, "Shakespeare and the Acting Business," on Tuesday, March 15, from 12–1:15 p.m. in GT 105

Semester of Shakespeare 2011 concludes with “A Midsummer Day's Dream” on Thursday, April 21, 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Eucalyptus Courtyard. Performances by Leeward CC drama students and instructors celebrate the words of the age. Student-created displays depicting concepts related to the play and the life and times of Shakespeare’s age are on exhibit. Leeward’s Arts and Humanities faculty perform the music of the age to round out the festivities.

In 2008, Leeward CC’s “Semester of Shakespeare” received First Honorable Mention as the Innovation of the Year sponsored by the Wo Endowment.  The events are coordinated by Susan Lum, associate professor CC in literature and Michael Nester, assistant professor CC in literature.