The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0686 Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Date: Monday, 1 Dec 2008 19:35:34 +0100
Subject: Set the World on Fire with Shakespeare
November 21, 2008
Dear Shakespeare Friend:
We are pleased to report that Austin Shakespeare's debut of Macbeth at
the Long Center was a "super success," receiving excellent reviews and
performing before sold out houses. Building on this momentum, we are
focusing on our outreach programs for the youth of Central Texas by
offering workshops and school performances. By celebrating the language
of Shakespeare, young people not only improve their vocabulary and
reading comprehension, they simply fall in love with the beauty of the
English language. The more deeply our actors and directors can work with
young people, the more success we can achieve. To this end, we are
committed to doubling the number of hours spent with students this year
Shakespeare causes everyone he touches to stretch to become nobler. Both
young people and adults feel this. The unique spirit of youth -- that
"anything is possible:" -- lives in us all.
We need your support to help make this happen. We know that the
financial picture is shaky, but particularly in an economic downturn, we
have found that the more each contributor can give within their means,
the more our supporters feel that quality education for students is
being supported and nourished for the future.
With a contribution, you can make it possible for Austin Shakespeare to
visit more schools more often, reaching more students. And you can feel
confident that you'll be bringing students the best our culture has to
offer, the grandeur of Shakespeare.
Alex B. Alford
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