Hayes Takes Honors Students to Blackfriars Playhouse

Hayes Takes Honors Students to Blackfriars Playhouse

Hayes Takes Honors Students to Blackfriars Playhouse
Dr. Rebecca Hayes (second from the right) with her HIS 295 students

On March 1, Dr. Rebecca Hayes’ Honors students enrolled in “History of Early Modern Britain,” took a step back in time when they traveled to the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va. The Blackfriars Playhouse is the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theater. The American Shakespeare Center’s resident acting troupe perform with the lights on and interact with the audience to re-create Renaissance conditions.

Hayes and her students participated in a wonderful educational workshop on Shakespearean verse, went on a backstage tour of the playhouse and attended a performance of “As You Like It.”

The students, who represent almost every NOVA campus, are currently studying the Tudor-Stuart era of British history in Hayes’ class. The students had a wonderful time, learning and experiencing the wonders of Shakespeare.

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