Renaissance Cadets: Dramatic Interpretations

Thursday, March 20, 2014
6:30 pm
Bond Hall Room 165
Public reception following in Capers Hall Lobby sponsored by CADIC

Shakespeare photo

Watch short films made by the twenty cadets in Dr. Kate Pilhuj’s “Drama in Performance” class as they perform well-known scenes from plays by Renaissance masters including Shakespeare, Marlowe, Bolt, Webster, and Middleton. Not only will they act out their chosen roles, but also will create staging, design costumes, and handle props for this inaugural cadet performance.


Reception sponsored by CADIC.


Student Films:

William Buckner, Thomas Clarke, and David Giammarella present the contract scene from Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus (c. 1592).  Faustus, an ambitious scholar, wishes to sell his soul to Lucifer in order to gain infinite knowledge.

Eddie Brasher, Missi Fredette, and Jane Ma present a conversation between Sir Thomas More and his old friend the Duke of Norfolk from Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons (1960).  More’s conscience will not let him accept the king’s ideas about divorce and papal authority. Norfolk worries for their future.

Alex Blanke, Alex Hall, and Sloan Lindsey present a murder scene from John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi (c. 1612).  The Duchess has married for love beneath her station.  With the marriage discovered by her brothers, she has been kept prisoner with inmates from an asylum.  Bosola has been hired to carry out the Duchess’ execution.

Joe Clyburn, Curtis Jefferson, and Matt Williamson present a conversation between Sir Richard Rich and Lord Thomas Cromwell from Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons.  Cromwell, the king’s right-hand man, and Rich, an ambitious courtier, debate how to deal with More’s quiet opposition to the king’s divorce and break with the Church.

Preston Hipps, Franklin McGuire, and Jon Newlon present a meeting of Henry VIII and Sir Thomas More from A Man for All Seasons.  King Henry comes to sound out his new Lord Chancellor on the latter’s doubts about the potential divorce and break with Rome.

Paris Scott, Christian Sevidal, and Johnny Thompson present the consultation scene from Shakespeare in Love (1998).  Young playwright Shakespeare is having trouble writing, and he consults with soothsayer and astrologer Dr. Moth.

Blaise Flamio, Miller Perrill, and Tyler Sexton present the conjuring scene from Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus.  Before he can make a deal with the devil for knowledge, Faustus must first see if he can conjure the demon Mephistopheles.

With special thanks to Alyson Nuno, Marcus Morton, and William Buckner.