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A Classic with a Twist: Shakespeare's Henry IV performed at the Business School

Oct. 1, 2010

By Nincy Mathew

It's not every day the business school and theatre department cross paths. However, senior and advanced director Meg Sullivan saw it as the perfect setting for her ten-minute cut of a Shakespearean classic.

A segment of Henry IV will be performed at the Southwest Securities Financial Markets Center, located on the first floor of the Cashion building on Monday, October 4 at 8 and 8:20 pm. Sullivan said the play is about a political power struggle that is appropriately set in a modern day board room.

Dr. Stan Denman, Baylor theatre professor and advanced directing professor, said the project allows the students to blur the lines between reality and theatre.

"An added benefit is that it gets the scenes out of the theatre building and into the larger academic community and exposes the projects to a wider audience," Denman said.

The professional and technological atmosphere of the Center serves its purpose, Sullivan said.

"I wanted to pick a setting that represented power in our present society and the Financial Markets Center was the perfect place to pick," Sullivan said. "It fits perfectly within my concept."

A Classic with a Twist Gallery

King Henry IV Part I; Act I Scene 3 (Image 1)
King Henry IV Part I; Act I Scene 3 (Image 2)
King Henry IV Part I; Act I Scene 3 (Image 3)
King Henry IV Part I; Act I Scene 3 (Image 4)
King Henry IV Part I; Act I Scene 3 (Image 5)
King Henry IV Part I; Act I Scene 3 (Image 6)
King Henry IV Part I; Act I Scene 3 (Image 7)
King Henry IV Part I; Act I Scene 3 (Image 8)

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