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 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 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 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 Collegian article from the Jan 25, 1990 issue discusses the formation of a new student organization known as "Upstart Crow" for student playwrights. The group was sponsored by theatre professor Stuart Lenig, and met monthly to read and discuss…

This newspaper article from the February 11, 1984 issue of the Richmond News Leader discusses the upcoming UR Players' production of Hiawatha directed by Jack Welsh. Welsh is interviewed, describing the intricate production process of the show which…

This newspaper article from the March 28, 1983 issue of the Richmond Times-Dispatch discusses the unique set design of the University Players' production of Waiting for Godot. The director John Countryman and set designer Maury Hancock, a UR senior,…

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…

An article by Sharon Tully in The Collegian announces two comedies that will be performed at the University of Richmond during the spring semester of 2009. One is the dark comedy “The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh, and will be produced by…
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