University Libraries Dean's Showcase Exhibiting Excellence: Juggling for Mary: Vocation, Gifts, and Performing for Our Lady (Simple Gifts)
Students from several disciplines became involved with the Marian Library’s 2022 Christmas exhibit, Juggling for Mary: Vocation, Gifts, and Performing for Our Lady. Centered on a medieval story about a humble juggler in a monastery who struggles to find an appropriate Christmas gift to present to the Virgin Mary, the tale has been adapted and retold through operas, movies, and in contemporary times, many children’s stories. Inspired by the theme of gifts, Professor Jerome Yorke directed a new play, titled “Simple Gifts,” which was actually a pop-up performance in the Rose Gallery exhibit space for two nights in November. A cast and crew of UD students interacted with the audience in a performance that included everything from popcorn to puppetry.
Primary Advisor's Department
Theatre, Dance and Performance Technology
Stander Symposium, College of Arts and Sciences
Institutional Learning Goals
"University Libraries Dean's Showcase Exhibiting Excellence: Juggling for Mary: Vocation, Gifts, and Performing for Our Lady (Simple Gifts)" (2023). Stander Symposium Projects. 3219.
Presentation: 10:00-11:00 a.m., Roesch Library Gallery