Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The "John Loves Mary" premier production at University of Richmond in 1949 was reviewed by a staff writer for the Richmond News Leader, who noted a handful of drawbacks to the arena-style presentation but overall gave the show high marks. The author…

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…

Monaghan explores the popularity of Haskell Harelik's play on campus and in local theaters. The article focuses on the director and actors' views of the play and process; religion and presenting authenticity to the roles were a key concern of the…

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 details black Westhampton College sophomore Madieth Malone’s interest in witchcraft alongside of her role as Tituba, the enslaved woman from Barbados and confessed witch, in the upcoming University Players performance of Arthur…

UR Interaction volume 14, issue 18, published by the Office of the Provost, provides announcements that include the inauguration date (October 23) for University President Samuel A. Banks, a deadline for PETE Grants (December 15), Boatwright Memorial…

An article by Dan Petty in The Collegian announces a student-led production entitled “Rewind” that showcases four dance pieces and four theater pieces. A variety of genres and types of performance are represented, tied together by the common…

This article written by Roy Proctor critiques The University Players' 1983 production of Shakespeare's Henry V directed by William H. Lockey Jr. Proctor criticizes the director's edition of Henry V being put on as a play within a play by University…

This is an article found in the September 6, 1993 copy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Theatre/Dance section. Two pages--one full article--was found on J1 and J6. J1 explores the pros and cons with the development of university theatre departments…
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