About Our Partnership with the University of North Georgia and The Resurgens Theatre Company

At ASC, we are pleased to share a partnership with the University of North Georgia and Resurgens Theatre Company, which is led by UNG professor Dr. Brent Griffin. The partnership, established in 2014, gives Resurgens the opportunity to perform at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse and provides a cross-disciplinary opportunity for UNG students and ASC staff to pursue academic and artistic investigation into the language and the performance history of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Both ASC and Resurgens employ original practice in performance, and Resurgens’ focus on the works of Marlowe, Jonson, Middleton, and Fletcher complements ASC’s concentration on performing Shakespeare’s plays. ASC and Resurgens rehearsals and performances provide useful opportunities for UNG students to see early modern plays performed and to research topics related to original practice. Through the partnership, ASC artists including Laura Cole, Director of Education and Training, occasionally visit UNG classes as guest lecturers, allowing UNG students to learn more about theatrical practices and how we implement original practices at ASC. UNG students also have the opportunity to attend lectures at our Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. We are excited about what this ongoing partnership will yield in the coming year.

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Resurgens Theatre Company

Back by popular demand

John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi
starring Laura Cole as the Duchess
Four Nights Only April 3, 4, 5, and 7 at 7:30 pm
Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

Cruelly oppressed by her nefarious brothers, the widowed Duchess of Malfi seeks love in a world dripping with bloodlust and illicit desire. Dismembered bodies, werewolves, and a toxic Bible—experience them all through the soaring poetry and searing passions of Webster’s tragedy of horrors. Dr. Brent Griffin returns to direct this macabre masterpiece, once again employing his innovative editorial techniques for this “original practices” production.

Tickets can be purchased at the Tavern box office, online at http://www.shakespearetavern.com, or by phone at (404) 874-5299/<.p>

Produced in collaboration with the Atlanta Shakespeare Company and the University of North Georgia Department of English