Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is an announcement included in the University of Richmond commencement program that provides information regarding a performance of the "Merry Wives of Windsor" by the University Players. The performance took place in the Luther H. Jenkins Greek…

This 1939 announcement is for a Westhampton College production of "Gone With the Wind" that will be performed by WC seniors. The announcement details the women that will be playing each role, as well as the extravagance of the stage with a "black…

Edith Lindeman reviewed department chair and theater reviewer for the Richmond News Leader Alton Williams' production of "John Loves Mary" at University of Richmond in March of 1949. The domestic comedy follows war vet John Lawrence as he returns to…

This article from The Richmond Times-Dispatch was published on March 23, 1949 and describes the use of an arena stage for the production of "John Loves Mary" directed by Professor Alton Williams. The author explains that an arena-style stage is one…

This is a news article from The Richmond News Leader about how the play Conquest of My Brothers will be opening at University of Richmond. It is described as a documentary-style play tracing "the white man's conquest of the Native American Indian."…

This Collegian article reviews the University Players' production of The Immigrant and its portrayal of a Russian-Jewish immigrant following the "American dream" at the turn of the 20th century. The text observes the passage of time the show…

This article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch was published on April 9, 1961 on page F-7 of the newspaper. The author highlighted the details of the performance, such as an 8:15 PM start time and seperate performances for alumni and the general…

This newspaper article from the Jan 26, 1984 issue of the Collegian describes the controversial reception of the University Players' November 1983 production of Shadow Box. According to the article, the theatre department and the office of the…

This article examines the University Players' production of Shooting Stars, Walter Schoen's first directed production at the University of Richmond. Lisa Biggs states that the show "takes a look at how female athletes have been treated in a way that…

Westhampton College sophomores staged "The Yellow Jacket" in the Red Cross Building, located near the site of the current Modlin Center. The play had ten Chinese characters, each played by a white student. An article subheading stated that the…
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