Shakespeare’s The Tempest has always been a favorite of mine. Why? That’s easy. It’s full of beauty and magic. Prospera brings to life an “insubstantial pageant” in which she creates “the cloud-capped towers, the gorgeous palaces, the solemn temples, the great globe itself.” She is the playwright of her own performance, and this performative layering utilizes and … More An Aerial “Tempest”
If you’re looking to see Shakespeare like you’ve never seen it before, look no further than Homestead High School’s production of The Tempest. HHS’s The Tempest is the definition of collaboration. Adapted by Amelia Figg-Franzoi, one of the key distinguishing factors in this re-imagination of Shakespeare’s The Tempest is the movement, which features aerial dance choreography by Andrea … More Adapting “The Tempest”
I have seen several productions of The Tempest over the years, all done with different design aspects, as well as different casting choices. I have seen both male and female Alonso’s, Gonzalo’s, Trinculo’s, Antonio’s, Ariel’s, and Prospero’s. It could be said that The Tempest is the easiest of Shakespeare’s plays to gender swap. While some … More The Tempest and Gender Swapping
The website for Homestead High School’s spring play, The Tempest is finally up! HHS “The Tempest”
It’s here! The full version of our “Romeo and Juliet” filmed by our amazing English teacher, Mr. Bauer! Thank him for this amazing filming of our Opening night performance!
By: Katie Bandurski “Hold please!” Ms. Amelia Figg-Franzoi, director, firmly states over the clamor of clashing swords and whirring lights. “Thank you!” a chorus of 18 high school students replies, momentarily ceasing their well-choreographed brawl. Ms. Figg-Franzoi voices a change into her headset, waits for the lights to dim once more and calls out “let’s … More Never was there a story of more woe…
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
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?
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.
but the men responsible for closing the curtains after the lights have dimmed and the crowd has shuffled past an empty stage, where tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, it will end the same—with Horatio refusing to eat or drink alone—with Iago unraveling the moor’s handkerchief beneath his nose—with Macduff unpacking his suitcase, only to find … More Exeunt All