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Wednesday, November 13, 2013 — 8:00 PM to Saturday, November 16, 2013 — 8:00 PM EST
Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building
 

UWaterloo Drama presents R3 (Richard III by Shakespeare)
Adapted by Toby Malone | Directed by Jennifer Roberts-Smith

Re-imagined into our modern, media-driven world, the uWaterloo Drama production of Shakespeare'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.

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.

Aided by faculty, staff, alumnus and student designers, Bill Chesney (Set/props), Sharon E. Secord (costumes), Tallen Kay (video) and Hilary Pitman (lighting), director Jennifer Roberts-Smith creates a modern world where social media, real life, and high-definition staged broadcasts vie for the audience’s attention. Set in a mediated observatory that gives Richard the power to see and be seen, this new adaptation asks what the history of the maligned English monarch can tell us about ourselves. Is tyranny any more visible to us in the hyper mediated age of the Internet than it was in Shakespeare's time? How can we know it when we see it? And when and how should we oppose it?

What does it mean to perform history?

Alumni Night November,  12 - by invitation only

High School Matinee, November 14 - seminar 10:00, performance 12:15
$12 seminar + performance, $10 performance only, supervisors free

Cost 
$13 students / $17 general
Location 
ML - Modern Languages
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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Employment Opportunity for Sessional Instructors

The Speech Communication program at the University of Waterloo is searching for several new sessional instructors to teach core communication courses.  Based in a liberal arts faculty with high national and international standards, the Speech Communication program currently serves approximately 150 majors, 50 minors, and delivers many sections of communication courses to four Faculties from across the University.

Sessional instructors could teach up to three sections per academic term of the following courses: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Science Communication, or Communication in the Engineering Professions. Each of these courses include emphases on foundational communication competencies and are designed to align with the Speech Communication program objectives. More information on the Speech Communication program can be found here:

www.speechcommunication.uwaterloo.ca

Interested instructors should have a PhD or be working toward completing a PhD, and should send a CV and a brief letter of interest that addresses qualifications and teaching philosophy to:

Dr. Robert Danisch

Chair, Department of Drama and Speech Communication

University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1

rdanisch@uwaterloo.ca