SMG Undergrads Dissect Shakespeare

in News, Organizational Behavior, Students, Undergraduate Students
November 20th, 2012

Accounting in the morning, Shakespeare in the afternoon: a normal day for sophomores at the School of Management. On October 31, SMG students watched Shakespeare’s Henry V, as enacted by the FeminaShakes, an all-female acting troupe.

Since the fall 2009 semester, the SMG organizational behavior department and the College of Fine Arts School of Theatre have collaborated on a cross-disciplinary project. Associate Professor Jack McCarthy, who conceived of the endeavor for the OB221 class, says “What I love about the project is that we teach the universality of behaviors, with people from different domains discussing trust, leadership, power, and working together in a team. What are the sources of power, of conflict? How do we resolve differences? We surface ideas around this joint interdisciplinary model and students from both schools come away with a new understanding.”

Watch a video of the FeminaShakes’ performance, and hear how they collaborate and work together as a team.

Pictured: Chloe Fuller (CFA’13) (on ladder), as King Henry V, and BU’s Femina Shakespeare troupe perform Shakespeare’s Henry V. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky via BUToday.