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Ask Philippa: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Edition

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts and answers your questions on our 2011 productions. Written when Shakespeare was in his late 20s and first flexing his muscles for the stage, The Taming of the Shrew engendered … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: CANDIDA Edition

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts and answers your questions on our 2011 productions. Written early in Shaw’s dramatic career, when he was about 38 (he would not stop writing till his death in his mid-90s!), … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: THE VERONA PROJECT

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts and answers your questions on our 2011 productions. Loving is losing is living… Everyone knows the saying, “If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s … Continue reading

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The Return of “Ask Philippa”!

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts on our 2011 productions. Titus Andronicus, when it first hit the boards in the early 1590s, was a raging success, threatening to steal audiences away from the bear-baiting that was one … Continue reading

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“Ask Philippa”: MUCH ADO edition

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts on our 2010 productions. In Jonathan Moscone’s enchanting and stunningly beautiful production of Much Ado About Nothing, we see and feel a musical elasticity of mood (Shakespeare’s own version of … Continue reading

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“Ask Philippa”: MACKERS edition

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts on our 2010 productions. It’s not about evil, but about what evil feels like; it’s not about a sociopath, but about a character who is appalled at the thought of … Continue reading

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The Return of”Ask Philippa”!

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts on our 2010 productions. “Everybody has some choice, mother. The poorest girl alive may not be able to choose between being Queen of England or Principal of Newnham; but she … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa… and Aaron!

Philippa Kelly, Cal Shakes Resident Dramaturg and production dramaturg for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, invites your questions about the show, with the assistance of director Aaron Posner. Picture by Jay Yamada. “I am amazed and know not what to do…” … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa!

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes and production dramaturg for Happy Days, shares her thoughts on the current production, and invites your questions. Happy Days runs through Sep 6, 2009. Samuel Beckett’s Winnie, protagonist of Happy Days, is locked … Continue reading

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