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Our preparation stands/ In expectation of them

As much as I regret not finding time to post an update until just now, there’s something deliciously satisfying about returning to my blog after the madness of tech week to finally announce that THIS IS IT. We’re here. Tonight … Continue reading

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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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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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What is your study?

Between yesterday’s workshop and today’s lesson, the 40-ish King Lear students can speak, move, even fight Shakespeare. Or at least we know a bit more about how to do those things well. Last night, we all attended a two hour … Continue reading

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Conferring them on younger strengths

I would be a terrible dramaturg if I didn’t post about Pope Benedict XVI’s groundbreaking decision to retire (we even talked about it briefly in class today). Its impact on the public’s perception of leadership, politics, and in this case, religion, … Continue reading

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O, sir, you are old

I first read about Olivia Neaubauer two weeks ago, but other, more urgent dramaturgical tidbits kept getting me distracted from actually blogging about it. Strangely enough though, the delay worked out somewhat beautifully, because another Lear-related news story cropped up … Continue reading

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Had he a hand to write this?

My two weeks in England was something of a theater marathon. My mornings and afternoons were spent in a library or on some kind of tour. My evenings (beginning around 4 p.m. because I was so nervous about being late) … Continue reading

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