Washington College Alumni Magazine Fall 2016 : Cover 2

PI C T U R E TH IS II WASHINGTON COLLEGE MAGAZINE

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Cross-Dressers, Drunks, and Fools

SHAKESPEARE'S COMEDIES PROVIDED great material for a compilation of scenes that loosely came together as Cross- Dressers, Drunks, and Fools, staged by the Department of Theatre and Dance in early October. Drama professor Dale Daigle says he "cherry-picked all the scenes that I loved" from plays including The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet. In this scene from The Tempest, theatre major John Leslie '19, playing Caliban, takes cover from the storm. Lying over him, under the cape, is Catalina Righter '17, playing Stephano. Daigle says that this show was solid preparation for his co-director Maggie Campbell '17, who will stage a Comedia Del Arte piece as her senior thesis next semester. "All of these Shakespeare scenes are Comedia-inspired–broad comic stuff that provides a nice balance to Shakespeare's dramas." The department will stage MacBeth in December.

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