Category Archives: By Philippa Kelly (dramaturg)

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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“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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About Being a Full Person: Grace and Humanity

Hello Cal Shakes blog readers, I want to share with you an event from the past few days. I very recently heard that one of my ex-students had entered hospice treatment for cancer, and arranged to see him at 9am … 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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Stuff of Fear and Wonders

  Some historical (and modern) perspective from Pericles production dramaturg Philippa Kelly. Although Pericles has been generally seen as one of Shakespeare’s last plays, we know for certain only that it was written between 1603 and 1608, when the playwright … Continue reading

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