Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

The Richmond Times-Dispatch sent Christine Darg to review the University Players' pending production of "Romeo and Juliet" and their choice to place the story in a "Great Gatsby"-era setting. Director William Lockey decided to reorient the familial…

This Collegian article is a theater review of the production Conquest of My Brother presented by the University Players in November 1975. The reviewer Heath Haworth asserts the play is more of a “didactic, preachy documentary” rather than…

This is a letter from E. Bruce Heilman to John Welsh, showing appreciation and commending him for directing the play Conquest of My Brother that was produced the previous week. In the letter, he expressed how he brought off-campus guests and was very…

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…

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…

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…
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