Mark Twain’s hilarious (1909) debunking of the myth that William Shakespeare wrote the works of Shakespeare. Adapted and performed by Keir Cutler, Ph.D. at the 2003 Winnipeg Fringe Festival. Listing the handful of established facts of Shakespeare’s life, Twain ridicules the fantasy that an uneducated youth could have wandered into London and, with virtually none … More Mark Twain’s “Is Shakespeare Dead?” with Keir Cutler, Ph.D.
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare invented the idea of the teenager in love. Many of his characters – the thin and anguished Hamlet, the fat a jolly Falstaff, the sexy Cleopatra, the aged King Lear – have associations even for people who have never seen or read his plays, but none more so than Romeo … More “A Pair of Star-Crossed Lovers”
Summer Reading List! In Search of the First Folios Six years after Shakespeare’s death, John Heminge and Henry Condell – two of the actors from his company, The King’s Men – gathered together all of his dramatic works and published them in an impressive 908 page hardback book. Bound in calfskin and measuring fourteen inches … More The Shakespeare Thefts by Eric Rasmussen
In late April of 1964, England was celebrating the 400th birthday of William Shakespeare. At the same time, “Beatlemania” was in full swing. And for a brief moment, two of Britain’s cultural treasures intersected when the Beatles performed in a playful send-up of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The sketch was recorded in London on April 28, … More The Beatles Perform in a Spoof of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1964
I’ve broken the season book into three different ones as well. One book for each play! http://www.blurb.com/user/store/franzam A Midsummer Night’s Dream Brigadoon Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
It took longer then I thought, but finally I have put together a photo book for this years theatre season. This is a great way to remember all the plays and friends you made over the year. It includes photos from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Homecoming Parade, Brigadoon, Stage Crew, The Musical Comedy Murders … More Reality Not Required Photo Book
So, I’m putting together the 2012-2013 theatre book and thinking ahead to our 2nd Annual Pat’s Awards. It would be wonderful to include your memories into the book and the Award Ceremony. So, what has happened to you this year? Any funny stories? Sad stories? An ‘ah-ha!’ moment? The moment you met your best friend…or … More 2012-2013 Theatre Memories
Written by: Katie Bandurski (2014) Brrrring. The bell rings at 2:37; the day is finished, but the best part of school has yet to begin. I pack up my backpack, meet some friends, and head down to the Fine Arts wing. Promptly at 3:00, rehearsal begins. Seniors lead warmups, encouraging the cast to chant along … More Is this the end of artistic expression?
I have been mulling over what to write for the past week, this post marks our 100th post. So it seems fitting that the 100th post be a year in review. Just a little under a year ago Homestead Theatre started this blog and I’m surprised it’s lasted this long… yes there were a lot … More The Year in Review
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