Tag Archives: “Pericles”

A few candid shots before preview

All photos by Shawn Hamilton, who portrays Gower, Lychorida, and many others in Pericles. This is Alex Morf, suiting up in his Antioch drag. The amphitheater, with set. And actors. Christopher Kelly (Pericles) with baby Marina and Ron Campbell (dig … Continue reading

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Notes from Pericles Tech Weekend

Here are some more of Jay Yamada’s observations from a weekend of Pericles Tech: FIGHT CALL: Early in Pericles, Ron Campbell takes a long staff and swings it between Alex Morf’s legs. Now you would expect Dave Maier, the fight … Continue reading

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A few more photos from Pericles tech rehearsal–costumes this time!

Some more pictures just came in from Jay Yamada: Sarah Nealis wigs out (with half of Christopher Kelly in the background). Ron Campbell contemplates.

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Jay Yamada on the First Night of Pericles Tech Rehearsal

Jay Yamada is a member of the Cal Shakes Board of Directors, but he’s actually much more than that. He’s our official photographer, IT angel, and a tireless volunteer both in- and off-season. Today, he makes his debut as a … Continue reading

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Stuff of Fear and Wonders

  Some historical (and modern) perspective from Pericles production dramaturg Philippa Kelly. Although Pericles has been generally seen as one of Shakespeare’s last plays, we know for certain only that it was written between 1603 and 1608, when the playwright … Continue reading

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Sarah Nealis and Joel Sass on your FM dial THIS THURSDAY!

Last year’s Cordelia and this year’s Marina–a.k.a. blogger and actress Sarah Nealis–will accompany Pericles adapter and director Joel Sass to the basement studios of KALX, UC Berkeley’s popular radio station, this very Thursday. The occasion? An appearance on Arts in … Continue reading

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Sarah Nealis returns to the Blogosphere

Hello Cal Shakes fans and aimless internet wanderers alike, this is Sarah returning to the land of Blog for some more notes and musings on life in the theater. Why am I doing this? That’s the question on my brain … Continue reading

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Gloriously funny, magnificent—the usual.

Yesterday, the New York Times ran a review of the the 11th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival in Costa Mesa, CA. The article winds up with an enthusiastic, four-paragraph mention of You, Nero, a play by Amy Freed (who wrote Restoration … Continue reading

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As promised yesterday … set and costume photos!

This is the Pericles set model (by Melpomene Katakalos). Actual Bruns hills will not, presumably, be red this season. Set details. Note the onstage “offstage” areas, where characters transform to serve the storytelling. Below, Raquel M. Barreto’s costume sketches. Prince … Continue reading

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Met. Greeted. Pericles!

Last Wednesday we had our first Meet & Greet of the 2008 season. The Meet & Greet is where—before the actors can get down to the business of their first script read-through—two things happen: Everyone—from the stage crew to the … Continue reading

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