Category Archives: Images

Dissolutions of ancient amities

As we near April, my dramaturgical duties have been evolving from collecting ideas and images into more concrete, production-related responsibilities. These include: observing rehearsals and going over notes with my director; running lines with actors and discussing character choices; shamelessly … Continue reading

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Soon may I hear and see him!

  Two weeks of rehearsals to go, and here’s our official production poster:

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Thou hadst little wit in thy bald crown, when thou gavest thy golden one away

Speaking of crowns…I saw this artifact while visiting the British Museum over winter break, but I couldn’t get a good picture. I found one while revisiting Iron Age England research just now, and I found out that this crown was … Continue reading

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Crowned with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds

The perfect remedy for Spring Break coma? A barrage of rehearsals. King Lear goes up in less than a month, which means our production class will be attending rehearsals, and we’ll be using more class time to run scenes. Today, we did … Continue reading

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I do remember now

I read King Lear for the first time my senior year of high school, but I wasn’t unfamiliar with the story. It was one of the favorites in my illustrated book of Shakespeare stories, watered down, prose versions of the … Continue reading

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Let’s see, let’s see

I didn’t imagine that my visit to the Tate Modern would provide me with so much material. Much of the artwork, abstract or surrealist, asked some profound and difficult question that related to the questions with which Lear is faced. … Continue reading

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