Tag Archives: “Chekov”

Vanya: Open. Man: Leaping.

Yeah, the Chron‘s little man is leaping out of his chair for us. Writes critic Robert Hurwitt, “[Director Timothy] Near, the outgoing head of San Jose Repertory Theatre, delivers a beautifully orchestrated Vanya“in her California Shakespeare Theater debut. Working with … Continue reading

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The Rake’s Progress, by James Carpenter

(Lifted, once again, from Associate Artist and Uncle Vanya professor portrayer Jim Carpenter’s blog): It’s been warm out at the Bruns during our last four days of Tech; our first evening was chilly, the next two sublime, and we finished … Continue reading

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Brush Up Your Chekhov

(This was written by Cal Shakes house staffer Carol Marshall, and is meant to be sung to the tune of the late, great, Cole Porter’s “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” from the musical Kiss Me Kate.) Living in today’s society Can … Continue reading

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BBbppprrrrptt!

(Finally! A blog by Associate Artist James Carpenter!)So here I am, ostensibly blogging for Cal Shakes, I’m 3 weeks into the rehearsal process of Uncle Vanya, and have not blogged one single letter of the process……………. Why is that? Well, … Continue reading

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“Tipped in like a valley, to hold you all in.”

This is the model for Erik Flatmo’s Uncle Vanya set. It will be “tipped in like a valley,” says director Timothy Near, “to hold you all in.” There will be a multitude of doors and stairways, to evoke the maze … Continue reading

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Scenes from a Country Life

We had our Meet & Greet for Uncle Vanya last Tuesday*, and it was positively edifying. I’m not going to lie–I was originally a bit skeptical about this gloomy-sounding Chekhov play. But in putting together the Vanya program (which is … Continue reading

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