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BLOCKQUOTE>Oct. 3, 2001
 
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'MACBETH' TO FEATURE TALK-BACK SESSION
OSWEGO -- The Thursday, Oct. 11 performance of "Macbeth" at SUNY Oswego's Waterman Theatre will feature a post-performance discussion, according to Mark Cole, director for the production and chair of the college's theatre department.
"We are happy to offer this opportunity to hear audience questions and comments immediately after a performance on the preview night," Cole said. "In the past, these sessions have been enlightening for all concerned. It certainly adds to the educational context of our program here."
The discussion will include the director and members of the cast, as well as Dr. Patrick M. Murphy, an associate professor of English, and Dr. Rosalie Young, an associate professor of public justice. The opening curtain for "Macbeth" rises at 8 p.m.
Murphy, a Shakespearean scholar, is the editor of a recently published an anthology titled "The Tempest: Critical Essays." Young, who has a background in law and political science, is chair of the teaching and learning section of the New York State Political Science Association annual conference.
"In the past, we've had lively and informative discussions," Cole said. "'Macbeth' can be appreciated on many levels. Among them, there is the psychological dimension of the effects of conscience on crime, the political aspects of what happens to a state when the order collapses through assassination, and the poetic-philosophic dimension of Shakespeare's compelling language."
The discussion will begin directly after the performance and will last about 20 minutes. Tickets for the preview show cost $5 and are general admission for this preview show only.
Regular performances of "Macbeth" will begin at 8 p.m. Oct. 12, 13, 19 and 20 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Tickets for those shows cost $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $7 for SUNY Oswego students.
For more information or reservations, call 312-2141 or e-mail tylerbxo@oswego.edu.
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