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10-28-2004

Shenandoah Shakespeare Express Presents "Twelfth Night" At Clarkson

The internationally acclaimed Shenandoah Shakespeare Express (SSE), the touring arm of Shenandoah Shakespeare and the Blackfriars Playhouse, presents Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” on Wednesday, November 10, 7:30 p.m., in Clarkson's University’s downtown Snell Hall Auditorium.

The performance is free and open to the public.  No tickets are necessary.

“Twelfth Night,” one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, is directed by SSE alumnus Davis McCallum, a Princeton University graduate and Rhodes Scholar whose directing credits include stints in New York and the Oregon and Georgia Shakespeare Festivals. In this play, Shakespeare creates comedy at every elevation, from low slapstick to high irony.  Writing at the height of his powers, Shakespeare gives us in one play a feast of language and a stage full of memorable characters − from the lovesick Orsino and Viola to the alesick Toby Belch, from the fop Sir Andrew Aguecheek to the jerk Malvolio.  Sublime and subversive, “Twelfth Night” breaks rules and bends gender to show love in all its guises and disguises.

Shenandoah Shakespeare Express has toured 47 states and five foreign countries since its inception in 1988.  In 2001, Shenandoah Shakespeare put down roots in Staunton, Va., when it opened the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world's only re-creation of William Shakespeare's indoor theater.
[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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