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Shakespeare expert to lead Library lecture

Released: 04/15/2005

Dr. Jack Wann, guest director of the April 20-23 production of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” at LSU Alexandria, will be doing another type of performance next week.

Wann will step away from his director’s chair on Thursday evening to present a lecture about Shakespeare in the university’s James C. Bolton Library.

The public is invited to the lecture, the final installment of the 2004-05 Coffee and Culture Series sponsored by Friends of the James C. Bolton Library. It begins at 6 p.m. and concludes with an outdoor performance of “The Winter’s Tale.”

Wann teaches at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where he also directs. He previously served as artistic director of theatre at Northwestern State University, Natchitoches. He is author of “Shakespearience! An Approach to Performing Shakespeare.”

“The Winter’s Tale” will be performed at sundown, approximately 7:30 p.m., on April 20, 21 and 22. On Saturday, April 23, the show time is 4:30 p.m.

The production is being held on the campus lawn at LSU Alexandria. It is part of the university’s annual Shakespeare-on-the-Greene festival, which kicks off at 4:30 p.m. April 22. The festival opens at 1 p.m. on Saturday and concludes with the final performance of “The Winter’s Tale.”