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Jim Carpenter wins Best Bay Area Actor award!

Cal Shakes Associate Artist and fellow blogger James Carpenter was just honored by the East Bay Express as part of their annual “Best of the East Bay” issue. Carpenter was lauded for—among other Bay Area portrayals—his roles in Cal Shakes’ … Continue reading

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“Don’t Take Our Word for It!”(Or”Patrons on the Pavement”)

Before, during, and after the last preview performance of Romeo and Juliet, I wandered the Bruns Amphitheater grounds, camera in hand and Artistic intern extraordinaire Grace Vincent in tow, harassing patrons for their assessment of the current production. This video … Continue reading

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The interns are blogging! The interns are blogging!

Now that the opening night of Romeo and Juliet is behind us—and the 2009 season opening, as well—the young ladies and gentlemen of Cal Shakes’ Professional Immersion Program (PIP) have had a moment to catch their collective breath. And, of … Continue reading

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Pulling Strings

Thomas Azar (Benvolio) reports from Romeo and Juliet tech: Tech week: the time when the magic of theater is carefully, painstakingly constructed. All of the planning, all of the rehearsing… now we get to see how far we really have … Continue reading

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Letters from Verona

This is the second actor blog of the season; this one is written by Marilet Martinez, a member of the Romeo and Juliet ensemble who is also serving as Assistant to the Choreographer, MaryBeth Cavanaugh. It’s hot here! No really, … Continue reading

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First actor blog of the season! Or, insights from inside the warehouse

What follows is our first actor blog of 2009. This one is by Thomas Azar, who plays Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, currently in rehearsals. Tom also portrayed Valentine and Curio in 2008’s Twelfth Night (yes, he was one of … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Romeo and Juliet Actor Blogs!

Watch this space for blogs from inside the rehearsal hall.And have you seen our freshly launched play pages yet?

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Presidents and Shakespeare

Last week, the New York Times ran an intriguing piece about Presidents and Shakespeare, moving from Obama–who cites Shakespeare’s Tragedies as a favorite book on his Facebook profile, but has yet to start quoting him directly–to the Bardophile Lincoln, and … Continue reading

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Just Like Riding A Bike

When we announced our 2009 season you may have noticed that our very own Jon Moscone will be directing Romeo & Juliet. What you may not have realized is that the last time he took on Shakespeare for our stage … Continue reading

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In case you haven’t heard …

We’ve announced our 2009 season!* Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare Directed by Jonathan Moscone May 27 – Jun 21 Private Lives By Noël Coward Directed by Mark Rucker Jul 8-Aug 2 Happy Days By Samuel Beckett Directed by Jonathan … Continue reading

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