The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 29.0371  Friday, 26 October 2018


From:               Julie Fox <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         October 25, 2018 at 2:39:46 PM EDT

Subject:    Blackfriars Scholarships Available at MBU S&P Grad 


Attached is Dr. Paul Menzer’s letter of invitation, asking you all to send us your best and brightest students for our wonderful Shakespeare and Performance graduate program here at MBU.


Please encourage any interested students to contact me to plan a visit. We will provide comp tickets to the Playhouse, and cover several meals and all but $40/night for their stay at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel.


We surely appreciate your recruiting assistance, and will reward any student you send to us who matriculates with a special tuition waiver scholarship.


Many thanks,

Julie Fox

Assistant Director for Operations

Shakespeare and Performance Graduate Program



October 25, 2018


Dear Colleague,


Last year at this time (and next year at this time) we were (and will be) gearing up to welcome you to the Blackfriars Conference, our biennial celebration of theatre and scholarship hosted by the American Shakespeare Center. As we catch out breath during this “off year,” we want to remind you and your students of our graduate program in Shakespeare and Performance at Mary Baldwin University. 


Our program is a collection of fifty-strong students in daily pursuit of the maxim of enlightenment philosopher Giambattista Vico: “we know only what we make.” Our students make that knowledge on the stage, in the archives, and in the rehearsal room, working in collaboration with ASC actors and with Mary Baldwin faculty. Together, we explore the four core competencies of our program: acting, directing, pedagogy, and dramaturgy all underscored by rigorous scholarship.


If you have a student who might seem right for our program, please send them to to find out more about us. And if you write them a recommendation, then we have a Blackfriars Scholarship for them in your name. That is, if you find ‘em, we’ll fund ‘em.


Please don’t hesitate to be in direct contact with me if I can answer any questions about the program. Neither should you hesitate to send a prospective candidate to me, as we’d love to plan a visit for them to our feisty but bucolic community of Shakespeareans.


All my best,

Paul Menzer

Professor/Director, Shakespeare and Performance 




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