Tag Archives: Much Ado About Nothing

Seeing’s Believing!

by Philippa Kelly How can we know our minds when appearances keep on changing? And how can we judge appearances when our minds keep on changing? How we speak is as unreliable as what and how we see. This is … Continue reading

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High-fives, kid wrangling, and the usual”ews”and”aws”

  Our first student audience for Much Ado had a great time today. The theater gods blessed us with temperate weather, a virtual army of kid-wrangling staff, extra volunteers and house staff, and a full audience. (Which is a trend … Continue reading

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“Ask Philippa”: MUCH ADO edition

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts on our 2010 productions. In Jonathan Moscone’s enchanting and stunningly beautiful production of Much Ado About Nothing, we see and feel a musical elasticity of mood (Shakespeare’s own version of … Continue reading

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Creating MUCH ADO’S onstage flora

For the ultimate show of Cal Shakes’ 2010 season, the audience will see even more greenery than usual at the Bruns Amphitheater: To help create the lush atmosphere of Much Ado About Nothing‘s Messina, director Jonathan Moscone asked Will’s Weeders, … Continue reading

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The Cal Shakes 2010 season has been announced!!

And the lineup is (drum roll, please) … WORLD PREMIERE! John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven By Octavio Solis Directed by Jonathan Moscone JUNE 2–27 Mrs. Warren’s Profession By George Bernard Shaw Directed by Timothy Near JULY 7–AUGUST 1 Macbeth … Continue reading

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2009 Season Designer Profile: Happy Days’ Todd Rosenthal

In the months leading up to our 2009 Main Stage season, we’ll be profiling the creative minds behind the season’s productions—Romeo and Juliet, Private Lives, Happy Days, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream—in our e-newsletters. For the February installment, we profiled … Continue reading

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