VCU Road Scholar in Staunton

Staunton Site Coordinator: Barbara Wright

Current Programs

Inside Shakespeare´s Works and His World
#19045: plus Two Performances (4 days)
#19279: plus Three Performances (5 days)

Whether you´re a casual fan or a devotee of Shakespeare, this unique program offers delightful reminders of the rewards we reap, time and again, from his works. Gain insight from scholars at the American Shakespeare Center into Shakespeare´s history, humanity, language, text, and stagecraft; discuss plays, characters, themes and interpretations with directors; and attend plays at the splendid Blackfriars Playhouse, as we prove that Shakespeare´s works were written for performance, entertainment and the audience experience. Learn about Shakespeare´s original theaters on a private backstage excursion through the entire Playhouse, and experience for yourself why Shakespeare still speaks to us, generation after generation.

  • To see dates for this program, go to www.roadscholar.org. At that page, a box at upper-right contains the text "Keyword or Program #". For the short program, Click in that box, then enter: 19045, then click Go. For the long program, Click in that box, then enter: 19279, then click Go. The requested listing for "Inside Shakespeare´s Works" should appear, with program dates on the right side of the screen. Other links for the program are at the center of the screen.

 

#19901: Great Classical Music & World-Class Theatre: Staunton Music Festival & American Shakespeare Center

Join us for the nationally-acclaimed Staunton Music Festival, presenting an extraordinary variety of great music in Historic District venues throughout this lovely town. Included rehearsals, classes and concerts (noon, afternoon and evening) range from chamber music to medieval chant, baroque to classical orchestra masterpieces, emerging composers, international musicians and world premieres. For a richer experience, classes with musicologists highlight the arrangements, interpretation, presentation and performance of Festival music. Enjoy an array of delights as you study Shakespeare´s craft with American Shakespeare Center scholars, go behind the scenes with actors, and attend an evening performance at the unique Blackfriars Playhouse.

  • To see dates for this program, go to www.roadscholar.org. At that page, a box at upper-right contains the text "Keyword or Program #". Click in that box, then enter: 19901, then click Go. The listing for "Great Classical Music & World-Class Theatre" should appear, with program dates on the right side of the screen. Other links for the program are at the center of the screen.