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Richard Raether, Fight Master

Nadine B. Andreas Artists in Residence

The Department of Theatre & Dance, through the generosity of David and Lowell Andreas in honor of their wife and mother, will host the following Artists in Residence during spring semester 2008. Most will include a public master class or public performance:

Richard Raether

Fight director for Hamlet, in residence Feb. 4-8
Richard Raether is one of only 10 Fight Masters certified by the Society of American Fight Directors, and has taught and choreographed stage combat professionally for the past 20 years, staging fights for ABC, CBS and numerous theatres across the U.S. These theatres include the Guthrie Theater, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare, American Players Theatre, the Roundabout Theatre and the Ensemble Studio Theatre.

Joey Ford (left) who plays the title character in Hamlet, practices with Andrew D. Umphrey (Laertes) under the watchful eye of Richard Raether.

Raether worked with students on the proper, safe, method for non-weapon stage fighting.

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