English Faculty Serve as Moderators at Blackfriars Conference

Two English faculty and three students visited Staunton, Va., in late October for the Ninth Biennial Blackfriars Conference.  As institutional partners of the American Shakespeare Center Consortium, Meredith faculty Dr. Tina Romanelli and Dr. Garry Walton were selected as moderators of academic sessions during the conference, in addition to presenting their own scholarly work.  Dr. Romanelli worked with ASC actors in her staging session investigating the roles of Sir John Falstaff and Mistress Quickly in Merry Wives of Windsor.  Dr. Walton shared his pedagogical insights in studying the text, performance, and scholarship of the relatively unknown play Timon of Athens.  Undergraduate English majors Leigh Ann Charles, Emily Chilton, and Sidney Shank attended three days of scholarly presentations and had the opportunity to see the resident troupe of the ASC perform Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado about Nothing

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