MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Enterprise Managed Services Division at Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., continues to bring the “One Canon” vision to the University of Notre Dame. On October 26, 2017 the Robinson Community Learning Center celebrated the journey of the talented 14-member ensemble of the Robinson Shakespeare Company, who traveled to England in the summer of 2017 to perform Cymbeline in the Great Garden of Shakespeare’s “New Place”. Click here to view a recap video from the ceremony.
A recap video from the ceremony. “Trip of a Lifetime” Commemorative books published by Canon Solutions America for students, family, faculty and staff of RCLC. “Trip of a Lifetime” Commemorative books published by Canon Solutions America for students, family, faculty and staff of RCLC.
The Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC) is an educational initiative established in 2001 by the University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with the Northeast Neighborhood of South Bend, IN. The Robinson Shakespeare Company (RSC) is a youth program within RCLC for kids in grades 3 – 12.
Initially met with skepticism, the RSC has gone on to win 10 State Monologue Competitions over the past nine years and grown to include an on-site company of 35 members with outreach to over 700 community youth in local schools annually through drama integration instruction and afterschool programs.
“All the things that could divide them disappear when they step on stage,” says Shakespeare Outreach Director Christine “Christy” Burgess, in a University of Notre Dame ad entitled Fighting for Shakespeare for All. Speaking of the impact that studying Shakespeare has on the confidence of the children, Christy goes on to say, “For many of these kids, there’s not a safe place in their lives for them to step out and take risks and be vulnerable. Through Shakespeare they’re able to do just that…”
During their trip to England, the RSC students spent eight days visiting the famous historical sites in Stratford-upon-Avon and London, including Shakespeare’s birthplace and gravesite, exploring the International Shakespeare Archives, and watching professional productions of four Shakespeare plays. The RSC students also participated in a performance class on the actual stage of London’s reproduction of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and led a discussion for Globe