Category Archives: By Philippa Kelly (dramaturg)

Ask Philippa: Off-season Edition!

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts and answers your questions on our upcoming 2012 season programming and about productions past. Throughout his 20-year writing career, Shakespeare was fascinated with metaphors of rehearsing and scripting: the very … Continue reading

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SHREW Grove Talk Podcast

Dr. Kelly explains it all! Our resident dramaturg provides historical and theatrical perspective on Shana Cooper’s production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Music by production Sound Designer Jake Rodriguez. Podcast produced by Will McCandless.  

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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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CANDIDA Grove Talk Podcast

Priceless dramaturgical insight into Jonathan Moscone’s production of George Bernard Shaw’s Candida, by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. The music at the beginning of the recording is from “Racer” by Paul Dresher; the music at the end is from “Hallelujah Junction” by John … 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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The Verona Project Grove Talk Podcast

Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly offers dramaturgical insight into our world premiere of The Verona Project. Podcast produced by Will McCandless.

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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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TITUS Grove Talk Podcast

Listen to a podcast of an illuminating pre-performance Titus Andronicus Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. Podcast produced by Will McCandless. Music by Andre Pleuss. Titus Andronicus runs through June 26, 2011.

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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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