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Shakespeare endures slings and arrows from his characters
Arts Council stage performance introduces young people to the Bard
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‘Shakespeare on Trial'

When: 10 a.m. Nov. 15

Where: Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium

How much: $10 students, $12 adults

More info: 770-534-2787, The Arts Council

A fresh look at the Bard is offered on stage in "Shakespeare on Trial," set for 10 a.m. Nov. 15 at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium.

Nova Scotia natives Jeremy Webb and Simon Henderson haven taken their fast-paced, 60-minute show to theaters across Georgia and North Carolina this fall. The play launches The Arts Council's Arts in Schools/Arts in Education program for 2011-2012.

In the play, writer William "Bill" Shakespeare encounters four of his own most famous characters: Macbeth, Iago, Hamlet and Juliet, each up close, personal and ticked-off.

"Shakespeare on Trial" explores the Bard's accessibility and relevance in the world today. Shakespeare defends his works as the four characters challenge the author to write in a modern way, arguing that no one understands them anymore.

The comedy is apt for children in grades 6 through 12, and becomes interactive with the audience in the final segment.

This show comes with an in-depth study-guide based on Georgia curriculum standards.

Tickets are $10 each for students and $12 each for adults. For tickets and information call 770-534-2787 or visit

For more information on study guides, reservations, individual and group tickets contact The Arts Council at 770-534-2787 or visit

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