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July 31, 2006

Join John Dizikes and others for a weekend of Shakespeare and Shaw

Join UC Santa Cruz Professor Emeritus John Dizikes for a behind-the-scenes experience at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Meet performers and technical crew from this season's productions of As You Like It, Pygmalion, and King Lear; get backstage tours of the Mainstage Theater and Festival Glen; and enjoy talks and panel discussions featuring Dizikes, Shakespeare Santa Cruz Artistic Director Paul Whitworth, and Stanford Professor of Humanities Stephen Orgel. The event, titled a Weekend with Shakespeare and Shaw, will take place on campus Friday through Sunday, August 11-13 (see detailed schedule below).

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The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for youth. Play attendance is not included; however, the event schedule includes time to see each play.

To register, call (831) 459-2519. For play tickets, go to or call (831) 459-2519. For more information: contact Sara Wilbourne, or (831) 459-5810.

Weekend with Shakespeare and Shaw

Friday, August 11
5 p.m. - Reception outside of Second Stage
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Welcome address

Saturday, August 12
9 a.m. - Coffee, tea, pastries
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - First panel presentation
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. - Break
10:45 to 11:30 a.m. - Second panel presentation
11:30 to 11:45 a.m. - Break
11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.- Backstage tour

Sunday, August 13
9:30 a.m. - Coffee, tea, pastries
10 to 10:45 a.m. - Meet the Pygmalion company
10:45 to 11 a.m. - Break
11 a.m. to noon - Meet the companies of As You Like It and King Lear

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