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More in store for Shakespeare 2016!

Sutton Travis

January 27, 2016

A Shakespearean feast. Elizabethan music. Traditional Shakespeare films and adapted plays with a modern twist. If there is any sort of Shakespeare-related event someone can imagine, Washington and Lee is probably going to host or perform it this year. Shakespeare 2016!, W&L’s year-long commemora...

A Modern Twist on Shakespeare

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Alexandra Cline

November 16, 2015

From Shakespeare to an Ariana Grande song, Washington and Lee’s production of Love’s Labors Lost offers a taste of traditional storytelling with a plethora of laughter. The Shakespeare play follows King Ferdinand of Navarre and his three close friends as they agree to forgo all distractions for t...

Catching wind of the Renaissance

Wind Ensemble Conductor Christopher Dobbins directing students during the performance. Photo by Ellen Kanzinger, ‘18.

Ashley Faulkner

November 9, 2015

The Globe Theatre came to Lexington on Nov. 3 when the Washington and Lee University Wind Ensemble performed music from the English Renaissance that was inspired by Shakespeare. The concert was part of the university’s Shakespeare 2016!, which is a year-long celebration in honor of the 400th anniversa...

Three cheers to 400 years of Shakespeare

Cast members performing during dress rehearsal the week prior to opening night. Photo by Savannah Kimble, '18.

Sutton Travis

October 12, 2015

Attempted murder. Bawdy humor. Catty women airing dirty laundry. These are just some of the elements of Desdemona that make the play about more than its title suggests. As part of the university’s year-long Shakespeare 2016! celebration, students will perform Paula Vogel’s Desdemona: A Play Abou...

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