Romeo and Juliet Review

Homestead High School has staged a delightful, “no-time, no-place” production of Romeo and Juliet, reminding us that though Shakespeare may seem a thing of the past its lessons about loyalty, family, violence, youth, and love still ring true.  In Homestead’s production, they are switching things up a bit gender-wise, in keeping with their 2013-2014 Season … More Romeo and Juliet Review

The Two Things Every LD Should Remember

A good read from Bandit Lighting’s “Bandit Dimmer Beach” blog. ————————————————— Be confident in what you have created. & Remember who your audience is. Be confident. You got yourself behind that desk for a reason. Somebody wants you to run their lights for them. That’s a great thing; be proud of that. You will always … More The Two Things Every LD Should Remember

Is Shakespeare Dead?

By Mark Twain “For the instruction of the ignorant I will make a list, now, of those details of Shakespeare’s history which are FACTS – verified facts, established facts, undisputed facts …. He was born on the 23d of April, 1564. Of good farmer-class parents who could not read, could not write, could not sign … More Is Shakespeare Dead?

Hear ye, hear ye! ‘Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Here are a few tips from the official website to teach you how to get your Bard on: Instead of you, say thou or thee (and instead of y’all, say ye). Rhymed couplets are all the rage. Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin. Instead of cursing, try calling your tormentors jackanapes or canker-blossoms or poisonous bunch-back’d toads. Don’t waste time saying “it,” just … More Hear ye, hear ye! ‘Tis Talk Like Shakespeare Day!

A real character: Is Prospero Shakespeare?

Many people reckon The Tempest’s island sorcerer formerly known as the Duke of Milan was actually a self-portrait of the playwright. What do you reckon? In this article I’ll be considering the links between Shakespeare and his character, Prospero. But before we begin, would you be able to help me in a small literary investigation? … More A real character: Is Prospero Shakespeare?

Audiences in Theatre

“The horror of movies is that they’re always the same – they never acknowledge the audience reaction. What keeps theatre alive is that each experience is unique. Each audience does affect the material, it affects the way that actors perform. Clarity is particularly important to me. I want the audience to at least understand what … More Audiences in Theatre