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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 — 7:00 PM EST

The Faculty of Arts is pleased to host Alumni Theatre Night, featuring Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Professor Jennifer Roberts-Smith. 

Re-imagined into our modern, media-driven world, the University of Waterloo’s Richard III presents a fresh take on the nature of power and manner in which public discourse is deployed, distorted, and manipulated in our highly mediated society.

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About the play

At the end of The Wars of the Roses – a brutal battle for control of the English throne – the cunning, brilliant Richard, Duke of Gloucester, steps to the front of the stage and confides in us.  From his opening “winter of our Discontent…” to his final “kingdom for a horse,” Richard draws in his audience and conspires to tell William Shakespeare’s thrilling life of King Richard III, starring one of his most vivid villains: the scheming Duke determined to capture the throne at any cost.

Richard III remains the world’s most popular history play, a reputation only heightened by the recent discovery of the historical king’s bones under an English parking lot.  Richard’s relentless rise to power shows that tyranny relies as much on mass-acceptance as force or manipulation, and sometimes that trajectory can be slowed by the simplest acts of resistance.

This event is now sold out. We look forward to seeing you there.

Cost 
Complimentary for uWaterloo alumni.
Location 
ML - Modern Languages
Theatre of the Arts
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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