Tag Archives: “Happy Days”

Midsummer’s Happy Days

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but right now—as the cast and creative team of A Midsummer Night’s Dream works overtime during tech rehearsals, in preparation for this Wednesday’s first preview—seems like the perfect opportunity. Here they … 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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Brutal beauty and genuine, pure theater. (Or, hey, look, it’s a picture of the set!!)

  The latest and in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Friday, August 8, 2009   Well, what do you … Continue reading

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First day of tech

Another in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Friday August 7, 2009 Today we start technical rehearsals, going up to … Continue reading

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We do this a lot in the theater—calm ourselves down.

The latest in an exciting series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Wednesday August 5, 2009 Today we braved a stumble-through. For … Continue reading

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Gathering strong forces to blow the wind in our direction.

The very latest in an ongoing series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Thursday July 30, 2009 Sorry I’ve not been blogging … Continue reading

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Finding how to play the darkness lightly.

Another in the ongoing series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Saturday July 25, 2009 So I was on my way to … Continue reading

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The heart onstage.

The latest in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone.July 24, 2009—it’s so beautiful, so sad, so oddly heartening. The theater … Continue reading

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Full of disappointed wishes and dreams, but enduring nonetheless.

The latest in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Wednesday July 22, 2009 Yesterday we had an unexpected day off … Continue reading

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Learning How to Learn the Play, or”It’s pretty funny, watching a woman brush her teeth in a pile of earth.”

What follows is the second in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Sunday, July 19, 2009 So, as planned, Marsha … Continue reading

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