Tag Archives: Cal Shakes Artistic Learning

Where Are the Mothers in Shakespeare?

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

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Ask Philippa: THE TEMPEST Edition

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

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare!

In honor of William Shakespeare’s 448th birthday (celebrated today, even though he was baptized on April 26), here are a list of Cal Shakes/Shakespeare/Jonathan Moscone factoids, courtesy of Board Member and unofficial Cal Shakes photographer Jay Yamada. (These numbers include the … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Basics

Part Two in a new series by Marketing Intern Katie McGee as she participates in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. I went to bed Monday night eagerly awaiting my return to Northern Light for another dose of middle school Hamlet … Continue reading

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S is for Shakespeare … and for Sharing

The final installment by Marketing Intern Katie McGee, documenting her participation in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. “Ummm…where’s my costume?” “What if I forget my lines?” Ahhh. The sounds of final performance day have arrived. Eager jitters spreading around the … Continue reading

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Hamlet: Smells Like Tween Spirit

Part One in a new series by Marketing Intern Katie McGee as she participates in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. What does Hamlet have in common with a group of middle schoolers? MAJOR angst and uncertainty about their futures. Right? … Continue reading

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Beginnings

A blog from Cal Shakes Director of Artistic Learning on the first day of class. I love the first day of class. I relish it. Kids are fresh to the work, unencumbered with expectations, hopeful, fearful, usually eager for something … Continue reading

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Spy for a Day

The latest report from Marketing Intern Katie McGee. OK, I’m about to unleash a few personal secrets.  1) I have always idolized Harriet the Spy.  2) I have a soft spot for Groucho Marx glasses.  3) Sometimes when I am … Continue reading

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Monday Blues – Get Outta Town!

Oh, hello there! I’d like to introduce myself: My name is Katie McGee and I’m Cal Shakes’ newest marketing intern. I’m from a distant Midwestern land known as Iowa, I love long hikes through the Orinda hills, nights out to … Continue reading

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The Illustrated SHREW

As anyone who does any kind of educational work can tell you, kids can be awfully cute. And the emails, letters, and surveys we get here at Cal Shakes from conservatory campers, residency students, and Student Discovery Matinee attendees range … Continue reading

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