The Winter's Tale, Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Date: Sunday 8 June 2013
Location: The Dell, Stratford-upon-Avon
Times: 1pm
Duration: 1 hour 30 mins
Cost: Free of charge, just turn up

“A sad tale's best for Winter” (Act 2, Scene 1)

New Year's Eve.
A celebration…
A niggling doubt…
A torment…

Leontes, King of Sicilia is tormented with the belief that his wife Hermione is having an affair with his childhood friend Polixenes. Rapidly, his jealousy rips through the fabric of the royal household with terrifying results. Seen through the eyes of his son, Mamillius, Staffordshire University's Drama and Theatre Arts graduates perform Shakespeare's tragic-comedy.

About Staffordshire University

The Drama and Theatre Arts Department at Staffordshire University run two undergraduate degrees: 

BA (Hons) Acting and Theatre Arts: concentrating on acting, directing, play production, theatre and dramatic history, applied theatre and small scale theatre.

BA (Hons) Technical Stage Production which concentrates on lighting, sound and stage management as well as a strong academic pathway.

The degrees give numerous opportunities for public performances at the University and further afield and our Acting and Theatre Arts Degree has just been awarded Drama UK 'Recognition' status. This is for degrees that can demonstrate that graduates can be industry ready upon completion of their course.

Our degrees also allow for placement opportunities in theatres, schools and arts organisations. The Winter's Tale forms part of the final year, where a public production of a classic text is produced and students undertake classes in voice and approaches to text.

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