Americans Bring Shakespeare to War-Torn Bosnia (CBS News)



Professor Andrew Garrod is helping Bosnian students stage The Tempest. (photo by Kawakahi Kaeo Amina ’09)

Professor Andrew Garrod and a team of Dartmouth graduates are in war-torn Bosnia to bring together Muslims and Catholics trying to erase the scars of their country’s bloody civil war.

The Dartmouth group is leading young Bosnian actors who are performing Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a story about revenge and forgiveness.

Volunteer Katie Linsday ’11 said, “Theater can help to break down arbitrary segregations and divisions to develop a community. This is a unique opportunity for us and for them.”

Read the full story, which was published on the CBS News WorldWatch blog 07/29/11.

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