Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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 article from The Richmond Collegian announces the University Carnival, which was to take place in the Millhiser gymnasium at 7:30 PM. The announcement notes that 800 students attended the Carnival in the previous year, and that, as in 1939, the…

This is an undated program from a production presented by the senior class of Westhampton College. The play was written, directed, designed, and performed by the students. The program contains a cast list, credits for directing and design, and an…

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 is a program from the University Players' production of Stephen Vincent Benet's epic poem, "John Brown's Body," with music by Fenno Heath. Members of the University Players performed this poem in the Quonset Studio Theatre from April 18 to 21,…

This is an article published in The Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1939 announcing the University Players’ production of Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, directed by Alton Williams and stage managed by Carlson Thomas of Danville. The…

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 Richmond Times-Dispatch article was published on April 22, 1968. The article states that the performance would be performed May 11 and 12 at 3:30 P.M. in the Luther H. Jenkins Greek Theatre at the University of Richmond. The article also states…

This is the inside of a program for Westhampton College's performance of “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare on Thursday, November 17, 1927 at 8:15 P.M. The play was directed by Miss Emily Brown. The cast included nineteen actors and…

This is a program from the University Player’s production of “Oedipus the King”, written by Sophocles and translated by David Grene. The cast incorporated actors, a chorus, dancers, and members of the University Brass ensemble. The play was…
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