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Coming May1-May 4: Shakespeare's Twelfth Night


May 1 - May 4, the TTU Mainstage Theater presents William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Or What You Will
Directed by Bill Gelber
Maedgen Theater, Texas Tech University

Heart-sick nobles, saucy servants, mistaken identities: all collide in a delightful mix of the high and low in Shakespeare's richest comedy about the things we do for love. In the words of Duke Orsino, "If music be the food of love, play on!"

Music for Twelfth Night will be provided onstage by members of the cast and of the TTU Early Music Ensemble.  

Coming April 14--O Mistress Mine: Music for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - March 15, 2014

Concert: O Mistress Mine: Music for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night 
April 14, 2014  7PM  St. Paul on the Plains, 1510 Ave X, Lubbock TX
Free; donations for TTU Theater will be gratefully accepted

Twelfth Night is one of Shakespeare’s most musically-rich plays. Characters break into song, and their dialogue frequently references many popular tunes of the day.  The Bard’s audience would have known these songs well, and “got the jokes” – and we will, too, if we get to hear some of the music before we actually see the play, which is being presented by the TTU Theater Department May 1 through May 4 at the Maedgen Theater, with live music provided by members of the Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble.  If you want to “get” all the jokes, you can hear the music beforehand at a concert called “O Mistress Mine—Music for Twelfth Night,” presented by the Texas Tech Early Music Ensemble Monday evening April 14 at 7PM at St. Paul’s on the Plains Church (1510 Ave. X) .  The concert is a fundraiser for the Twelfth Night production, and donations will be gratefully accepted at the event. Come hear the music that Shakespeare heard!

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