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Volume 24, Number 10 — October 2017

IN FOCUS: ETSU Shakespeare Students Dress the Part for Halloween

Winged fairy Sarah Dowda, left, and Tishia Tedder, right, as Hermia brush up on <em>A Midsummer Night's Dream</em>.
Winged fairy Sarah Dowda, left, and Tishia Tedder, right, as Hermia brush up on A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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November 01, 2007

JOHNSON CITY-East Tennessee State University students taking the course Shakespeare and His Age, taught by Dr. Robert Sawyer, accepted the challenge of coming to class on Halloween dressed as characters from plays written by William Shakespeare or his contemporaries.

Sawyer, appearing as Doctor Faustus, welcomed a colorful assortment of costumed figures, including fairies and maidens from A Midsummer Night's Dream, tragic Ophelias, and even a hunchbacked Richard of York.




Tricia Savell, like Viola in Twelfth Night, dresses as Cesario.


Tamlyn Bernshausen, as Cesario, addresses her classmates.


Dr. Robert Clark, who is auditing the class, appears as a hunchbacked Richard of York.


Hermia, portrayed by Tishia Tedder, finds Shakespeare goes well with pizza.


Crystal Diaz, in fairy wings, and Amber Jones, dressed for the season, study their Shakespeare.


Left to right, Ashley Kucsmas as a military Cesario; Dr. Katherine Weiss, ETSU faculty member and visiting cowgirl; Ashley Tipton, a modern Dr. Faustus in scrubs; and Ellie Rinehart, dressed as Titania.


The class prepares to enjoy a dessert decorated as the graveyard in Hamlet .