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The Comedy of Errors Grove Talk

Click on the arrow below to listen to a podcast of a pre-performance The Comedy of Errors  Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. The Comedy of Errors runs through July 20, 2014.

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Behind the Seams: An Interview with “The Comedy of Errors” Costume Designer Beaver Bauer

By Aliya Charney As Antipholus of Syracuse remarks in Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, the town of Ephesus “is full of cozenage / As nimble jugglers that deceive the eye, / Dark-working  sorcerers that change the mind [and] Disguised cheaters.” … Continue reading

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Our Story Part One: The John Hinkel Park Years

For our 40th Anniversary, Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly has penned a four-part series on the history of California Shakespeare Theater. Each piece appears in our playbill before arriving on the blog–four articles for each of our four summer shows. Part … Continue reading

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Actor Spotlight: Ron Campbell on The Comedy of Errors, Masks, and Clowning

By Aliya Charney After a seven-year sabbatical, Ron Campbell is back at Cal Shakes. Five years ago, Campbell “ran away with the circus,” performing as The King in over 2,000 shows of Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza (directed by David Shiner) … Continue reading

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Off to Ashland! A Weekend of Theater and Discussion in Oregon

This October 3-5, Cal Shakes Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly will lead a trip to Ashland for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Attendees will stay at the Ashland Springs Hotel and attend three plays during their stay, while enjoying dinners, cocktails, and … Continue reading

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Happy 450th Birthday Shakespeare!

By Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg Today is Shakespeare’s birthday (also nominated as his death day 52 years later). William Shakespeare was born in 1564 to John Shakespeare (leather merchant turned prominent alderman and town bailiff—equivalent to town mayor) and Mary … Continue reading

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Lady Windermere’s Fan Grove Talk

Click on the arrow below to listen to a podcast of a pre-performance Lady Windermere’s Fan Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. Lady Windermere’s Fan runs through September 8, 2013.

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Romeo & Juliet Grove Talk

Click on the arrow below to listen to a podcast of a pre-performance Romeo & Juliet Grove Talk, presented by Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly. Romeo & Juliet runs through July 28, 2013.

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Dispatch #5 from Inside the R&J Rehearsal Hall: Costume Preview

The latest peek inside the Romeo & Juliet rehearsal room from Cal Shakes Blogging Fellow Peter Selawsky. In a previous post, I summarized the main points raised by set designer Dan Ostling as he discussed director Shana Cooper’s upcoming production … Continue reading

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Summer Shakespeare Conservatory Wins Best Teen Camp

The nice folks over at Alameda magazine just published their “Best of 2013″ issue, and we were thrilled to see our Summer Shakespeare Conservatory named Best Teen Camp! Thanks, Alameda, and congrats to all our fellow winners. Check them all … Continue reading

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