Actors From The London Stage dazzle throughout campus visit

Student on left participating in acting exercise with professional actor on right
Student on left receives imaginary ball from professional actor on right in acting exercise
Rice student (left) takes part in acting exercise with Kaffe Keating of Actors from the London Stage. Photos by Jeff Fitlow

The Actors From The London Stage, the international touring troupe based in London and at the University of Notre Dame, shared their talents with Rice students and the Houston community at large during the group’s recent on-campus residency Jan. 31-Feb. 4.

In addition to performing Shakespeare’s famed “Romeo and Juliet” at Hamman Hall Feb. 2-4, the Actors From The London Stage actively participated in several Rice classes covering a wide range of subjects including drama, English, anthropology, writing and psychology, where they conversed with students, performed scenes relevant to the lessons of the day, and provided their expertise to dramatic arts students studying stage makeup as well as voice and speech for the stage.

Acting students in circle during acting exercise led by Actors From The London StageRice students taking part in acting exerciseWoman smiles during acting exercise with palms outstretched
Thomas Wingfield of Actors From The London Stage during student workshop
Actors From The London Stage's Thomas Wingfield (center) among students during workshop.
Students and professional actors in circle on stage during workshopStudents and actors taking part in acting workshop while students speak and others sit in theater chairsProfessional actor stands in front of stage as students perform during workshop