Tag Archives: “Jonathan Moscone”

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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Moscone and Norris at PlayGround’s Benefit & Awards Night

Hot on the heels of his “tending to his faithful flock like a preacher saving souls….on fire as he proclaimed his theatrical gospel,” at our gala, Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone will emcee PlayGround’s 2012 Benefit & Awards Night … 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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The Triangle Lab: What’s in a Name?

A report on the naming of our partnership with Intersection, courtesy of Partnership Project Director Rebecca Novick. Last August, I was invited by Jonathan Moscone and Deborah Cullinan (executive director of Intersection for the Arts) to help develop the partnership … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: Off-season Edition!

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

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Ask Philippa: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Edition

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts and answers your questions on our 2011 productions. Written when Shakespeare was in his late 20s and first flexing his muscles for the stage, The Taming of the Shrew engendered … Continue reading

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Notes from the SHREW Meet & Greet

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? —Dr. Seuss Yesterday was the first … Continue reading

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Titus Wears Titus

Jim Carpenter swung by the office today, to finally pick up the Titus Andronicus T-shirt that bears his likeness. So, of course, we took pictures. We’re not sure quite yet what we’ll do with them (possibly use them as part … Continue reading

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