Tag Archive | Shakespeare

Why heightened text is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea.

Why heightened text is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea.

THE PLACE OF HEIGHTENED TEXT IN TODAY’S WORLD Heightened text is present in a lot of the world’s best-known stories, from the ancient Greeks to Shakespeare to…who was the guy who wrote something that was kind of like Shakespeare, but with more blood?*    Source: Greenstage.org, Feb 2016 Heightened text is pretty omnipresent whenever we […]

What I Learned From…

As I slowly began my ascent out of tech week for a Femina Shakes production of Henry IV, Part One (shameless plug) an article entitled “What I Learned from Not Rehearsing Shakespeare Plays” began to circulate through my newsfeed on various social media platforms. Of course I had to read it… what kind of SM doesn’t read […]

Art History

My first blog post of the semester focused on the Globe’s productions of Richard the 3rd and Twelfth Night which are now playing on Broadway in rep. The meat of the blog centered around the choice to do both plays with all-male casts and whether or not it was being used as a marketing gimmick. […]

Fa(r)ce Value

In Patricia Davis’ most recent post on HowlRound, she writes about how Taffety Punk’s Riot Grrrls are able to wring humor from Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus. Very few people actually like Titus Andronicus. It is a gory follow up to the work of Seneca and a lamer precursor to the work of John Webster. We appreciate it for […]

For All Audiences?

This past week I had the pleasure of seeing Romeo and Juliet directed by Adrienne Boris at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. The cast was an all female ensemble and full of some of the most talented women I know. It was a joy to watch and to me, I found it to be crystal […]

Shakespeare is cool

During my grade school, middle school, and high school years I usually spent the months of October and November choosing my scene and monologue for the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s annual Shakespeare Scene and Monologue competition. My older brother set an example for me. He was an actor first, but I- the annoying younger sister that […]

R and J all over the place…

Romeo and Juliet is one of those plays that people think they’ve seen a million times. By people, I mean me. I hyperbolically thought to myself that I’d seen it a hundred times. But REALLY how many times? I have seen two productions, and two movies. It has a story that feels like it’s a […]