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Thorneloe U theatre professor acts as guest director in Providence University, Taiwan

Nov 29, 2012- 11:29 AM By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

An associate professor of theatre arts at Thorneloe University at Laurentian University will travel to Taiwan this December as a guest director. Dr. Ian Maclennan will work with students from Providence University in Taichung City on their presentation for the Ninth Chinese Universities Shakespeare Festival. The festival, being presented in June 2013, draws from universities in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. :We are delighted that the department of English language, literature and linguistics at Providence University has invited one of our every own scholars to direct,; said Thorneloe University president, Dr. Robert Derrenbacker. :Providence University attracts many international students. Dr. Maclennan will be exploring student and faculty exchanges during his visit.; Maclennan・s research focuses on historical and current Shakespeare performances. While in Taiwan, he will deliver a public lecture on Staging Shakespeare from a director・s point of view, and a workshop on Performing Shakespeare: Elizabethan Movement. Providence University is a co-educational university founded by the Sisters of Providence, originally as a girl・s school in Kaifeng City, Honan Province, China in 1921. Breaking with tradition, it became a co-educational university in 1993.

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