Shakespeare on Wheels, As You Like It

Title

Shakespeare on Wheels, As You Like It

Description

Shakespeare on Wheels was created by UMBC Theatre professor William Brown. While teaching at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, his mobile Elizabethan stage traveled more than 4,000 miles throughout the country, and in 1985, the UMBC Theatre Department adopted the idea to bring Shakespeare to Baltimore. The department funded A Midsummer Night's Dream as an academic summer session class, with a stage set mounted on a rented flatbed travel trailer. The 11-performance production was a success and the department continued the project every summer through 1994. The goal of Shakespeare on Wheels was to provide free, high-caliber and accessible theatre for the people regardless of their race, age, abilities, religion, or economic status," and the success of the project allowed it to expand to nearly 60 performances at 28 sites.

Source

Theatre records, Collection 83

Date

1990

Format

posters; 9 x 24 in.

Identifier

50UMBC-064

Files

http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/UMBC_50th_Online_Exhibit/50umbctimeline/PDFs/JPEG/50UMBC-asyoulikeit.jpg

Citation

“Shakespeare on Wheels, As You Like It,” UMBC 50th, accessed June 26, 2022, https://umbc50.omeka.net/items/show/1632.