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Conversations at BSC features Shakespeare’s Richard III

Published: Jan 13 2016
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Bismarck State College presents its second program in the 2015-16 Conversations at BSC series Sunday, Jan. 31, with a look at English history through the works of William Shakespeare and Sir Thomas More.
The program begins at 3 p.m. in the fourth floor Bavendick Stateroom of BSC’s National Energy Center of Excellence.
Clay Jenkinson, BSC’s distinguished scholar of humanities, and BSC President Larry C. Skogen will discuss “Richard III: Shakespeare, Sir Thomas More, and the Guy in the British Parking Lot.” Questions and comments from the audience will complete the conversation.
The discussion revolves around Richard’s disputed Machiavellian caricature in Shakespeare’s historic play, “The Tragedy of King Richard III,” the recent revived interest in Shakespeare, and the discovery of Richard’s bones at Leicester in 2012.
Clips of Richard III films will accompany the discussion, including the Laurence Oliver version (1955) and Richard Loncraine’s version starring Al Pacino (1995).
The series continues March 13, May 1 and June 12. Funding is provided by Bismarck State College and the BSC Foundation.
Programs are unrehearsed and emphasize the 360-degree perspective of the humanities lens. Live video/audio streaming is available at Audio alone is available on The Myx at
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