Department of Fine Arts (Music, Visual Arts), Darkroom, Communications Office, Kaleidoscope, Garnet, Tiger
Winston Hall caught fire in 1941 and the front portion of the building was destroyed. That part of the structure stood in ruins until 1950 (there were no men or monies to rebuild it during World War II), when it was rebuilt; in 1961 it became the College dining hall or "Commons" until the New Dining Hall (Settle Hall) was finished in 1991. The main floor is currently used for social gatherings. The third floor of Winston houses Hampden-Sydney's Metcalf Music Center and the second floor houses the department of Studio Arts. The Moore Student Health Center and and the Publications Office share the ground floor.
Professor Fine Arts
Johns Auditorium, 101
B.A. Williams College; M.F.A. - University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Shirley Kagan is in her sixteenth year of teaching theatre at Hampden-Sydney. Kagan is also an associate artist of Richmond Shakespeare. Her most recent involvement with the group was this summer during which she directed the critically lauded Merry Wives of Windsor.
(Merry Wives of Windsor Reviews: Richmond Times Dispatch, GAYRVA, MondoJohnny)
Teaching InterestsDirecting and acting with particular interest in Beckett, Brecht, Pinter and Shakespeare
I also enjoy collaborative work with colleagues across the disciplines.
Committee Assignments & Service to the CollegeI've served on a variety of committees but am particularly proud of the work done on the Student Affairs Committee.
I'm pleased to serve as the advisor to the Jongleurs, our student theatre group
Advisor to Alpha Psi Omega Honors Dramatic Fraternity
Co-advisot to WWHS Radio with Bill Anderson
International Studies Committee
Most Recent PublicationsTrips to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1999 and 2001 with "Sonnet Variations" and "Communication Breakdown" respectively.
Acting in the video version of "Sonnet Variations" televised on PBS stations
Acted in Films For the Humanities Catalogue