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This essay is a theatre review with a sense of place: the small-town-rural upper Midwest in the spring of 2008. The author assesses Tim Robbins, Dead Man Walking, as staged at Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa; Jeff Barker, Terror Texts, as staged at Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa; and Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, as staged at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

About the Author

Before coming to Northwestern, Dr. Robert Hubbard worked extensively in both academic and professional theatre as a director, actor, teaching artist, and playwright/adaptor. Among the shows he’s directed are an award-winning production of The Comedy of Errors and an original stage adaptation of Larry Woiwode’s novel Beyond the Bedroom Wall. Hubbard debuted his original, one-person show, Dancing with Jimmy, at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference in New York City in August 2003 and has since performed it in a number of venues. In 2005 he received a fellowship to participate in the O’Neill Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. He also publishes articles and reviews in numerous academic books and journals.



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