GCU to host Shakespeare Week

January 29, 2016 / by / 0 Comment

By Laurie Merrill
GCU News Bureau 

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Monday is the start of Shakespeare Week, when GCU’s cup will runneth over with student performances and presentations of some of the Bard of Avon’s most beloved classics spread across campus daily.

“Celebrating the greatest writer in the English language in this way is the least we can do for the next generation, who will enjoy and carry on his works,” said Dr. Sherman Elliott, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


  • 12-12:45 p.m., members of the speech and debate team will read Shakespeare near the southeast corner of the Intramural Field.


  • 10:45–11 a.m., students from the College of Fine Arts and Production (COFAP) will perform scenes from “As You Like It” on the Promenade next to Building 6.
  • 12:45-1 p.m., COFAP students will perform the balcony scene from “Romeo and Juliet” on the Building 57 staircase.


  • 11:15 a.m., Dr. Paul Hartle, fellow/senior tutor from St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, will speak to students about Shakespeare at Ethington Theater.
  • 12:30-12:45 p.m., Critical Mass will perform outside Ethington after Hartle’s presentation.
  • 4:15-5:15 p.m., Hartle will present “Shakespeare Mashups — Adapting Shakespeare for Today’s Young Audience” in Building 16, Room 401.


  • 12:45-1 p.m., COFAP students will perform a scene from “As You Like It” at the Student Union south entrance.


  • 11:15 a.m.-noon, members of the speech and debate team will read Shakespeare on the Thunder Alley patio.

Contact Laurie Merrill at (602) 639-6511 or laurie.merrill@gcu.edu. 

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