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The History and Context of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women”

In both the original text and in the adaptations that followed, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women speaks across generations of discovery, heartache and love. Zoë Crabtree, dramaturg, goes deeper into the historical context of this work and the place of feminism… Continue Reading The History and Context of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women”

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The Nine Best Theatre and Dance Costume Designs of All Time

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In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of the top nine works of costume design and technology according to faculty members Susan Mickey (Costume Design) and James Glavan (Costume Technology).

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A New Journey: First Week at Theatre and Dance

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At the end of the first week of classes, the department told all of its first year students—freshmen and transfer alike—to go home. All first year students are enrolled in TD 311C Performance as Public Practice, an introduction course for… Continue Reading A New Journey: First Week at Theatre and Dance

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Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

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Welcome to Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog, where we will focus on the the inner-workings of the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. Here, we will discuss both what goes on the stage and… Continue Reading Off Book: A Theatre and Dance Blog

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