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Ask Philippa: SPUNK Edition

Philippa Kelly, resident dramaturg for Cal Shakes and production dramaturg for Spunk, shares her thoughts on the current production, and invites your questions. Spunk runs July 4–29, 2012. To honor …  and adapt … Black southern dialect forms the living heartbeat of … Continue reading

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Spunk Cocktail Contest

Spunk will grace the Bruns stage with joyous poetic language, powerful movement, and the wailing sounds of the blues this July. What similarly flavorful and fulfilling cocktail would you wish to sip while soaking up the Spunk experience? Invent a … Continue reading

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High School Drama… Naughty or Nice?

  Marketing Intern Jessica Reinhardt sits in on her first in-school residency at Dougherty Valley High School’s drama class in San Roman, CA.  As my second week at Cal Shakes began, I was antsy with anticipation for my first classroom residency … Continue reading

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Meeting and Greeting the Story Inside Us All

Marketing Intern Jessica Reinhardt offers a look into the Spunk meet and greet with Director Patricia McGregor and cast. “There is no agony like hearing the untold story inside of you.”—Spunk The rehearsal space at Cal Shakes was abuzz with … 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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Ask Philippa: THE TEMPEST Edition

Philippa Kelly, resident dramaturg for Cal Shakes and production dramaturg for The Tempest, shares her thoughts on the current production, and invites your questions. The Tempest runs May 30–June 24, 2012. The Tempest is a “Romance” play, best introduced in relationship … 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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Getting Back to Basics

Part Two in a new series by Marketing Intern Katie McGee as she participates in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. I went to bed Monday night eagerly awaiting my return to Northern Light for another dose of middle school Hamlet … Continue reading

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S is for Shakespeare … and for Sharing

The final installment by Marketing Intern Katie McGee, documenting her participation in a Cal Shakes classroom residency. “Ummm…where’s my costume?” “What if I forget my lines?” Ahhh. The sounds of final performance day have arrived. Eager jitters spreading around the … Continue reading

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Moscone and Norris at PlayGround’s Benefit & Awards Night

Hot on the heels of his “tending to his faithful flock like a preacher saving souls….on fire as he proclaimed his theatrical gospel,” at our gala, Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone will emcee PlayGround’s 2012 Benefit & Awards Night … Continue reading

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