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Article "'Arena' Presentation Effective In 'John Loves Mary' Staging"

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Article "'Arena' Presentation Effective In 'John Loves Mary' Staging"

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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 in which "the audience sits in a circle and the players do their work in the center of the room." This performance of "John Loves Mary" took place in the drawing room at Keller Hall. The author lists some pros and cons of this style of production, but makes a point to remind readers that arena-type performances are not new: "In a way, it goes all the way back to first principals when our savage ancestors...performed tribal rites in the center of a circle."

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"'Arena' Presentation Effective in 'John Loves Mary' Staging" The Richmond Times Dispatch (23 March 1949) University Archives, RG 26 Box 8 Folder 1.

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Date

1949-03-23

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English

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UA26.8.1-19490323

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Richmond (Va).

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Lindeman, Edith, “Article "'Arena' Presentation Effective In 'John Loves Mary' Staging",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 11, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3540.