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2009.05.13 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Camp Shakespeare Still Accepting Registrations for 2009

Omaha - Camp Shakespeare is two weeks of fun workshops with hands-on experience performing the works of the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.

This year's Camp Shakespeare is scheduled for June 15-19, and 22-26. The classes run from 9 a.m. to noon each day at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Weber Fine Arts Building and Elmwood Park. The camp is designed for students ages 8 to 18.

For many students in English classrooms across the country, the name Shakespeare sends a chill of fear through the spine. The goal of Camp Shakespeare is to help kids shed that fear and discover the magic and fun of the Bard through performance.

Over the course of those two weeks, students work with the professional artists and educators of Nebraska Shakespeare, a nationally recognized theatre company. The campers are given the tools necessary to understand Shakespeare's 400-year-old version of the English language and to analyze his broad array of exciting and complex plots and characters.

On the final three days of the camp, students are given the opportunity to share their Shakespearience by performing for audiences at Shakespeare on the Green, June 26, 27 and 28.

Campers work with the professional artists and educators of Nebraska Shakespeare. All classes include a tour of the festival, discussions and workshops with company members. All participants receive a souvenir t-shirt.

For more information, call (402) 290-2391 or visit www.nebraskashakespeare.com.

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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908. This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come. UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to www.unomaha.edu/100/.

 

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