Cultural Affairs/ Distinguished Lecture Series
Project Abstract/ Summary
Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid- 1590's for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to foreswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. (Wikipedia)
We are requesting funds to bring in a professional director and support production expenses for a Shakespearean production for Spring 2015. We intend to bring in the Producing Artistic Director of the Theater at Monmouth, Dawn McAndrews, to direct this production. Auditions are happening in November and rehearsals will start in early January. Funding from Cultural Affairs is crucial in determining the amount of impact this production will have in the community.
This production will have widespread appeal and totally fulfill the mandates of the Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series guidelines. Having a professional guest director from the "Shakespearean Theater of Maine" direct one of the Bard's works on campus would appeal to the widest University audience, not to mention the local community and schools. Also auditions will be open to the University community atlarge, giving students, faculty, staff, and others a chance to be in this classical masterpiece
School of Performing Arts, "Love's Labour's Lost" (2014). Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series. 332.