Peggy Herring
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English, Rhetoric, & Humanistic Studies

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VMI Undergraduate Research Shakespeare Conference 2008-2009

 Shakespeare First FolioFifth Conference, April 17-19, 2009 

For the fifth annual conference, our keynote speaker is Kate Eastwood Norris. Ms. Norris is an alumna of Shenandoah Shakespeare (now the The American Shakespeare Center) and has gone on to a distinguished career in plays all over the country, especially in Washington, D.C., where she has won two Helen Hayes Awards. Most recently, she played Lady Macbeth at the Folger Shakespeare Library Theater and is currently performing in Tom Stoppard's newest play, Rock 'n' Roll in Philadelphia. The title of her address is "Behind the Scenes on the Front Line." 


Prizewinners for "Best Paper in Session" each receive a copy of Stanley Wells' Shakespeare and Co.: Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Fletcher and the Other Players in His Story. The prizewinner for "Best Paper in Conference" receives a copy of David Bevington's This Wide and Universal Theater: Shakespeare in Performance, Then and Now.

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