Tag Archives: museum

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

Posted in History, Images | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Characters, History, Images | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The art of our necessities is strange

Shakespeare drew on a handful of sources to write King Lear (Holinshed’s Chronicles, Edmund Spencer’s the Faerie Queen, Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia), but to trace Lear’s roots all the way back to the beginning, you have to start in 700 BC. … Continue reading

Posted in England, History, Images | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment