Shakespeare @ The Guthrie 2013
Forty-five students from the Honors Program and the English department attended a February performance of Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. This is the eighth year of a collaborative relationship between Honors and English to sponsor a trip to the Guthrie. The annual event began ten years ago, in 2003, as an initiative of the Honors Program and its Student Council. The trips, by chartered bus, have been underwritten with funds from English, Honors, and the Dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; these contributions have broadened participation by substantially reducing ticket and travel costs to each student. To make the most of the experience, arrangements are made each year so that, in addition to a seeing a performance by one of the country’s most respected theater companies, students are able to participate in a talk-back session with the actors following the play during which they can ask the actors questions about the play, their interpretation, the director’s vision, and other aspects of the performance. Past performances include Henry V (2008), Macbeth (2009), The Winter’s Tale (2011), and Julius Caesar (2012).