Tag Archives: “Oscar Wilde”

Making Oscar Proud

Dramaturgy Intern Clio McConnell blogs from inside the Lady Windermere’s Fan rehearsal room. Before actually landing one’s dream job in the real world, the average college student looks upon that prospect as a sort of utopian ideal: Naturally, one’s dream job involves … Continue reading

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Volunteer Scoops the Scoop!

Volunteer Zoe Halsne attended the Inside Scoop for Lady Windermere’s Fan and submitted this review about the event. On Monday, July 29, I attended my first-ever Cal Shakes Inside Scoop—for Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan—at the Orinda Public Library. In addition to … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN Edition

Philippa Kelly, resident dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts on the current production, and invites your questions. Lady Windermere’s Fan runs August 14–September 8, 2013. Lady Windermere’s Fan has an intriguing subtitle: A Play About a Good Woman. Written in 1892, … Continue reading

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Fanning the Flames of Victorian Desire

In Victorian society—including that of Oscar Wilde and the dramatis personæ of Lady Windermere’s Fan— it was said that fans were used to communicate silently across a room. Some claim it was merely a myth made up by advertisers to … Continue reading

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Get Wilde & Win

I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. Ah, Oscar Wilde. Was he the cleverest man in all Christendom? You be the judge: I can resist everything but temptation. Every saint … Continue reading

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Season Artist Profile: Christopher Liam Moore

In the months leading up to the start of our 2013 Main Stage season, I am once again profiling the creative minds behind our productions. The March installment of the Season Artist Profile features Christopher Liam Moore, a frequent guest artist at … Continue reading

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Ask Philippa: Off-Season Edition

Philippa Kelly, resident dramaturg for Cal Shakes, invites your questions about our 2013 season, which begins May 29. Subscriptions and FlexPasses on sale now. Just because the Main Stage season closes, it doesn’t mean we at Cal Shakes are suddenly … Continue reading

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“Everyone’s a Critic,”by Laura Hope

  Everyone’s a critic: Wilde, Chekhov and their detractors, otherwise known as “mildew.” Ah, my dear, gentle reader! I must say, I have been trying to balance a relationship with two very  demanding men this summer, and I am exhausted: … Continue reading

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What’s so awesome awesome awesome, you query? Our new flash ad for An Ideal Husband–just in time for wedding season.

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(This week marks the blog return of both our favorite Intern, Derek Smith–now a full-fledged Cal Shakes employee–and our resident dramaturg Dr. Laura Hope. Derek’s blog will come tomorrow. But for now, it pleases me to no end to welcome … Continue reading

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