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Rebekkah Adams grew up in Ithaca, New York with one younger brother, two artistic parents and two lovable dogs. Starting from early childhood, she has taken an interest in music, traveling and writing. She attended college at The University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a degree in Radio-Television-Film and a degree in English. She has since worked in film, advertising, PR and as a freelance writer and editor. When not writing articles, she spends her time singing, shopping and working on fiction pieces. She currently lives in Austin, TX with her husband and one dog.

American Shakespeare Center Comes To UT Austin’s Hogg Auditorium

The American Shakespeare Center brings true Elizabethan Shakespeare to life at their Blackfriars Playhouse and on tour. Instead of using the typical modern staging of most Shakespeare companies, they utilize techniques common to William Shakespeare’s time like playing with gender roles, actors doubling as multiple characters and universal lighting.

(Photo Credit: americanshakespearecenter.com)

(Photo Credit: americanshakespearecenter.com)

This year marks the fourth annual visit to the University of Texas campus. The traveling group will be bringing its performance to Austin on one of its stops across the country. This time around, ASC is performing Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (my personal favorite of his comedies) and The Duchess of Malfi. Considered to be one of the best Elizabethan non-Shakespearean plays, The Duchess of Malfi was accompanied by a lecture presented last night by the English Department, Shakespeare at Winedale and Mary Lu Joynes Endowment in the Plan II Honors Program. For those unfamiliar with these two works, Twelfth Night is Shakespeare at his funniest in a twisting plotline complete with all the typical Shakespearean tropes: forbidden love, over the top characters and timeless humor. John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi is a darker side of similar themes exploring betrayal, and family feuds, often prominent in Shakespeare’s tragedies as well.

(Photo Credit: americanshakespearecenter.com)

(Photo Credit: americanshakespearecenter.com)

WHEN:
Twelfth Night – February 12 at 7 p.m.
The Duchess of Malfi – February 13 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Hogg Auditorium (at the intersection of Inner Campus Dr and 24th St)
2300 Whitis Ave.
Austin, TX 78712
Ph. 512-471-0611

TICKETS:
$15 for general admission and $10 for students, as well as UT faculty and staff.
Please click here to purchase tickets.

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