Tag Archives: “Pericles”

Associate Artist Roundup: Scrooge, the Circus, and a Baby

It’s time for our annual shout-out to the theatrical antics our talented Associate Artist company is up to during the winter months. L. Peter Callender is in the midst of directing Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which opens January … Continue reading

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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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Cal Shakes in the New York Times

Late last week, Cal Shakes was included as one of four California theaters mentioned in this Sunday’s “Summer Stages” feature in the print edition of the New York Times; the article shows Jay Yamada’s gorgeous photo of our 2008 production … Continue reading

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Guess who ran off to join the circus?

Did you know that our beloved Associate Artist Ron Campbell has joined Cirque du Soleil? It’s true. Here’s a snippet from his fascinating blog, which you can access from our “Relevant Linkage” list (to the right, further down on this … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the capacity for wonder and amazement.

Last Friday, the Cal Shakes staff got to attend a brown-bag lunch with Aaron Posner, who was in town for, among other things, some Midsummer Night’s Dream auditions. Though Posner cut his teeth in the Northeast—cofounding Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company … Continue reading

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Two Best Ofs, two Honorable Mentions.

Cal Shakes productions got the nod from area theater wags this week–Chad Jones named Pericles his number 2 production of 2008 at Theater Dogs, Sam Hurwitt lauded Uncle Vanya as his number 4 in the East Bay Express, and both … Continue reading

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Main Stage 2008 polls-a-poppin’—what’s your favorite??

OK, so, don’t try to deny it: We’re halfway through November already. Some people have finished shopping for holiday gifts, while the rest of us are just starting to feel the guilt of not having started. (Or, if you’re like … Continue reading

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The Great COWdecott Tunnel Incident of 2008

Cal Shakes Associate Artist Jessica Richards makes her blog debut with this tale of the news story chronicled here. Never a dull moment at the Bruns Amphitheater! Early yesterday morning, a visitor took up residence at the bottom of our … Continue reading

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Pericles opened this weekend to rave reviews!

Everyone and everything got a nod–from the set designer to the composer, the Amphitheater to the ensemble.Contra Costa Times: Cal Shakes turn oft-dismissed Bard play into gold. Mercury News: Theater review: Cal Shakespeare opens summer season with fantastical ‘Pericles.’ SF … Continue reading

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The King of Comedy

This interview with Cal Shakes Associate Artist and Fox Fellowship recipient Ron Campbell was excerpted in an article of the same name that is running in our Pericles program. The complete interview text below is exclusive to the blog. The … Continue reading

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