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Category Archives: The Tempest
Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly muses on maternal absences in Romeo & Juliet and other Shakespeare plays—an update on this blog she wrote last summer. In Renaissance times the mother was the family member principally involved with her children’s education and upbringing. Yet in Renaissance … Continue reading
Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly reveals real-world inspiration for one of Shakespeare’s final plays. The Tempest has an unclear setting: We know simply that it takes place somewhere in the Mediterranean, since Alonso and Antonio are on their way back from … Continue reading
Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly on Prospero’s and other’s journeys in The Tempest. The Tempest is a “Romance” play, best illustrated in relationship to King Lear, written six years before in 1605. Lear is a tragedy that leaves its audiences in a diminished Britain … Continue reading
Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly muses on maternal absences in The Tempest and other Shakespeare plays. In Renaissance times the mother was the family member principally involved with her children’s education and upbringing. Yet in Renaissance drama older women were rarely represented … Continue reading
Philippa Kelly, resident dramaturg for Cal Shakes and production dramaturg for The Tempest, shares her thoughts on the current production, and invites your questions. The Tempest runs May 30–June 24, 2012. The Tempest is a “Romance” play, best introduced in relationship … Continue reading
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