Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Students, Faculty Travel to London to Celebrate, Learn About Life of Famed Playwright

KINGSVILLE - June 17, 2010

Contact: Adriana Garza
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361.593.4979

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William Shakespeare once wrote “All that glisters is not gold,” but don’t tell that to the dozen students, faculty and staff who traveled to London recently as part of the Texas A&M University-Kingsville London Shakespeare Program.

For them the opportunity to glean insights into the life and legacy of arguably the greatest English writer of all time was purely golden.

Regents English professor David Sabrio and math lecturer Sue Sabrio led the group on a nearly two-week tour of London as part of the program that included visits to important Shakespeare landmarks and performances of four of the playwright’s most well-known works—Macbeth, Henry VIII, Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet.

“My goals for the program were that it be safe, educational, enjoyable and memorable, and we achieved those goals,” David Sabrio said.

In addition to earning three advanced credit hours through the London Shakespeare Program, students had the opportunity to better understand the life and legacy of the famed playwright. The group participated in a walking tour of Shakespeare’s London, the New Globe Theatre, Southwark Cathedral, Tower of London, Westminster Abby, National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of London and the British Library. They also visited Shakespeare’s birthplace and the Holy Trinity Church where he was christened and is buried.

“The trip gave me a better appreciation for how great a man Shakespeare was,” said Angela Palacios, an adult education graduate student. “He was a genius. I always loved Shakespeare’s works and I love and appreciate them even more now that I’ve walked in his shoes.”


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