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Shenandoah Shakespeare Express to perform at FMU

FLORENCE, S.C. – Shenandoah Shakespeare Express will perform “Romeo and Juliet” at Francis Marion University on Thursday, Sept. 13.

 The performance of the world’s most famous love story will begin at 8 p.m. in the McNair Science Building auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

 The internationally acclaimed Shenandoah Shakespeare Express is an energetic ensemble that performs under conditions closely approximating those for which Shakespeare wrote. SSE actors and directors commit to “two hours’ traffic of our stage”; to a cast of 11 actors who double roles; to thrust staging; and to universal lighting, which ensures that audience and actors can see, and more importantly, engage each other.

 SSE aims to give audiences some of the pleasures that an Elizabethan playgoer would have enjoyed. Since 1988, SSE has toured the nation performing Shakespeare’s plays in rotating repertory. They have visited 47 states, one U.S. territory, the District of Columbia, and five foreign countries, and have made several appearances at FMU.

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Last Published: May 13, 2004 10:47 AM
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