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Improbable Fictions hosts stage reading of 'The Tempest'

Improbable Fictions hosts stage reading of 'The Tempest'

Matthew Wilson
January 12, 2015
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In Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” a defunct Duke of Milan conjures a massive storm and mighty plot to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful position. The classic play will be performed as a staged reading at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday as part of the th...

Improbable Fictions to perform ‘Hamlet’

Improbable Fictions to perform ‘Hamlet’

Kelsey Stein
April 20, 2011
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To go or not to go? Improbable Fictions will present a staged reading of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” tonight at 7:30 in Farrah Hall Room 214. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-show music will begin at 7 p.m., and the reading will run about two hours and 20 minutes, including an intermission....

“Othello” staged reading comes together like magic

“Othello” staged reading comes together like magic

Leah Goggins, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2018
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With only a couple weeks to rehearse and one night in the spotlight, UA students and Tuscaloosa community members came together for a staged reading of “Othello.” The performance drew record attendance for the group.

Hudson Strode carries on word of Shakespeare

Jason Frost
February 20, 2014
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Hudson Strode taught at The University of Alabama for 47 years. In that time, his classes spawned students who would publish more than 55 novels and 101 short stories, according to records at Hoole Special Collections. Strode himself published 16 works, including a three-volume biography of Jefferson...

Shakespeare makes mark on University

Alyx Chandler
December 5, 2013
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Improbable Fictions, a University of Alabama Shakespeare production group of theatre students, English department teachers and graduate students, is bringing some of Shakespeare’s most famous work to Tuscaloosa. The group will present a revised, script-in-hand version of “Henry IV,” parts one an...

Ancient Greek play ‘Hecuba’ comes to the Bama Theatre

Gabriel Dickson
September 21, 2011
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Euripides’ “Hecuba” is coming to Tuscaloosa for one night only on Thursday, Sept. 22 in the Greensboro Room at the Bama Theatre. The play deals with Queen Hecuba of Troy as a captive of the Greeks after the Trojan War. She is grief-stricken after her sons and husband were killed in the fighting ...

Group to perform staged Shakespearean reading

Group to perform staged Shakespearean reading

Alexandra Ellsworth
March 9, 2011
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Improbable Fictions aims to help students uncover the majesty of the Bard, William Shakespeare, by performing a staged reading of Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” tonight at 7:30 in Farrah Hall room 214. “The plays of Shakespeare are not novels or even short stories,” director and drama...

Acting group presents ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Jennie Kushner
October 6, 2010
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The group Improbable Fictions will present a staged reading of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” Oct. 7 at 7:30 at the Bama Theatre. Improbable Fictions aims to modernize Shakespeare in unlikely ways. Nic Helms, a graduate student studying English literature, began the series last March wit...

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