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Loyola School of Law featuring Writers’ Theatre for Shakespeare Performance
CHICAGO, September 1, 2004 Actors from the Writers’ Theatre will be performing scenes from Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure as part of Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s annual Law and Literature Lecture Series on Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, at 5 pm.
The Law and Literature Lecture is a tradition that was developed in conjunction with Loyola School of Law’s “Great Books” program. The “Great Books” program was established at the law school in 1987 to provide an opportunity for law students to discuss law-related literature with faculty and staff. This year’s special program, which was funded by law alumna Randy Lamm Berlin (’91), will be directed by Michael Halberstam, co-founder of the Writers’ Theatre. The dramatic interpretation of scenes from Shakespeare’s play, Measure for Measure, will be performed by Halberstam and some of the Chicago area’s finest actors.
The Glencoe-based Writers’ Theatre is a two-venue, professional equity theatre, dedicated to the word and the artist. Mr. Halberstam has received a Crystal Award from the Chicago Drama League for outstanding direction in the Chicago theatre community, and an ABBY for excellence in theatre management from the Arts and Business Council.
Each year, Loyola’s Law and Literature Lecture, held at the school at One E. Pearson St., has attracted nationally recognized scholars to provide a diverse examination of law in literature. Open to the public, the program will be followed by discussion and reception.
About Loyola University Chicago
Committed to preparing people to lead extraordinary lives, Loyola University Chicago was founded in 1870 and is among the largest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Loyola has a total enrollment of more than 15,000 students, which includes 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 foreign countries. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy. Loyola also serves as the U.S. host university to the Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in Beijing, China. Loyola’s nine schools and colleges include arts and sciences, business administration, education, graduate studies, law, medicine, nursing, professional studies, and social work. Loyola offers 69 undergraduate majors, 77 master’s degrees, 36 doctoral degrees, and three professional degree programs. Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the “top national universities” in its annual publications. For more information, please visit our web site at www.luc.edu.