FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The City Library to Explore Shakespearean Theater and Language With Dr. Fred C. Adams
Experts to discuss Shakespeare and his influence on modern language
December 2, 2011 – SALT LAKE CITY – The City Library welcomes Dr. Fred C. Adams, founder of the Utah Shakespeare Festival for an evening exploring Shakespearean theater and how his use of the English language continues to shape our perspective and experience. The evening will also feature music and dance performances, as well as performances of scenes and monologues.
The event will be held at the Main Library’s Auditorium, Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Fred C. Adams, founder of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, will share his expertise in the language of Shakespeare. Salt Lake Acting Company’s Playwright-in-Residence Kathleen Cahill will share her thoughts on language as it pertains to her new play, Course 86B in the Catalogue, and actors will perform scenes from the play.
Students from the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts will perform a collection of scenes and monologues from Shakespeare, a madrigal piece from Thomas Morlay’s April is My Mistress, and two modern dance pieces inspired by the language of Shakespeare.
About Fred C. Adams
Adams, whose career with the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival spans 50 years, has thrilled audiences through his pre-show speeches and productions. Adams was awarded the Utah Theatre Association’s Lifetime Service Award (2000) and the First Annual Governor's Award in the Arts (1989).
About Salt Lake Acting Company and Kathleen Cahill
Salt Lake Acting Company is a not-for-profit professional theatre dedicated to the advancement of American theatre, producing five regional and world premieres each season for over 40 years. Salt Lake Acting Company’s Playwright-in-Residence Kathleen Cahill is the winner of two Edgerton Foundation Awards for her plays Charmand The Persian Quarter.
About Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts
Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts (SLSPA) recently returned from a successful trip to the Utah Shakespearean Festival High School Shakespeare Competition. SLSPA is a public charter high school for students who are passionate about the performing arts: Music, Dance and Theatre.
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