Tag Archives: “Stefanie Kalem”

From Romance to Revenge

Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly on Prospero’s and other’s journeys in The Tempest.  The Tempest is a “Romance” play, best illustrated in relationship to King Lear, written six years before in 1605. Lear is a tragedy that leaves its audiences in a diminished Britain … Continue reading

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Contest: What Does THE TEMPEST Look Like to You?

Shipwreck. Magic. Monsters. Loss. Illusion. Betrayal. Restoration. Oh yes dearest William filled The Tempest to the brim with motifs, themes, and symbols for us to grasp and mull over. With all these images and symbols to wade through, it is … Continue reading

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Fare thee well, Cal Shakes!

By Marketing Intern Anna Kritikos My last day as the Marketing Intern at California Shakespeare Theater is quite nearly here—I leave tomorrow. And I will be sad to go. This summer has been fun, and challenging—a fun challenge, you might … Continue reading

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Notes from the SHREW Meet & Greet

How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? —Dr. Seuss Yesterday was the first … Continue reading

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Midsummer’s Happy Days

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but right now—as the cast and creative team of A Midsummer Night’s Dream works overtime during tech rehearsals, in preparation for this Wednesday’s first preview—seems like the perfect opportunity. Here they … 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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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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Picture proof positive!

Your old friend Stefanie here, from the Bullpen, aka the Marketing department. As I sort through the many hours of video from our Steinbeck Project road trip and second workshop–with the intention of bringing it in multiple bite-size viewing portions … Continue reading

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On collaboration, incorporation, and change

Stefanie Kalem here, Cal Shakes Publications Manager. First of all, you may have noticed that the name of this blog has changed from the Bullpen Blog to the Cal Shakes Blog. This is because, as the season nears, it’s not … Continue reading

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Based on a Totally True Theatrical Experience

Back in 2006, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa helmed Cal Shakes’ second NewWorks /New Communities project, King of Shadows (originally known as Sweet Thunder), creating and developing a new take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with the help of MFA students at American … Continue reading

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