" A Midsummer Night's Dream"
A fun time to see a screening of a new
adaptation of the play - meet the adapter,
some actors and scholars for a few live
scenes and discussion of a wild new
version set on a Caribbean Island
of William Shakespeare's comedy
by Clarence Felder
Moderator, Director, Chris Weatherhead
Monday, September 17th
SCREENING of full production - 4:30 - 6:00 pm
SEMINAR & Discussion - 6:00 to 7:00 pm
With Mr. Felder, four actors and scholars
Dr. Amy McCandless,
Professor Damon L. Fordham
and professor Alexia Helsley,
Scholars will comment on the poetry, philosophy
and humor of the new adaptation and also of
Shakespeare’s works in general.
Charleston County Library
68 Calhoun Street,
About our scholars...
Dr. Amy McCandless,
taught undergraduate and graduate courses in British History and special topics classes on Elizabethan England and developed College of Charleston’s British Studies Minor.
as an actor, has performed thirty-six characters in twenty-six of Shakespeare’s plays in fifty-five productions in the US and Canada and has been studying the works for thirty years. He has directed Shakespeare and the classics throughout his career, as well as being a playwright and poet.
Professor Damon L. Fordham - is the author of "True Stories of Black South Carolina" and "Voices of Black South Carolina." He is a professor at The Citadel and Charleston Southern and is also a Historical Tour Guide. On camera he has appeared on ETV’s “Where Do We Go From Here?” His undergrad degree is from University of South Carolina in Columbia SC and his MA in history is from College of Charleston.
holds an MA in Ancient and Medieval History from University of South Carolina. Coursework included Roman Republic & Empire, Medieval, Renaissance and Reformation. She also studied Greek language (Attic and Koine), Greek & Roman Culture, and Classical Mythology. She also teaches Introduction to Classical Mythology. She served with Furman Theatre Guild for three years and is an Advisory member of Actors Theatre of SC’s board of directors.
“Shakespeare For All” Accessible Texts by Clarence Felder, is the first
phase of a ten year project of Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina.
This program is sponsored in part by
South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit
organization; inspiring, engaging and enriching
South Carolinians with programs on literature,
history, culture and heritage.
The mission of South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. This not-for-profit organization presents and/or supports literary initiatives, lectures, exhibits, festivals, publications, oral history projects, videos and other humanities-based experiences that reach more than 250,000 citizens annually.
South Carolina Humanities receives funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as well as corporate, foundation and individual donors. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders from throughout the state.
Available for touring!! Call 843-696-2761 - customized to your group & venue...
"Frederick Douglass...No Turning Back"
starring Kyle Taylor
one of our greatest American heroes,
was an electrifying orator, abolitionist,
Christian leader, and newspaper editor!
He thrilled audiences across America and
England in his quest to abolish slavery and
create true freedom and equality in America.
The fact Douglass was a slave until he escaped
at age 20 in 1838, is secondary to his astounding
accomplishments as a stunning and eloquent agent
of social reform...he felt God called him to create
freedom for all people in America, so he spent his
life challenging our society.
MOVING IMAGES GROUP at
ACTORS' THEATRE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
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A REMI AWARD from
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