November 3, 2005

Guthrie/Shakespeare's Globe Production of Measure For Measure

Use the comments to discuss your reaction to the production. Possible starting points:

What effects did the the all-male cast have?

What are the effects of having the Duke be so tentative, so bumbling? (This is not a standard reading of him).

What of Isabella, including the ending?

Angelo was almost laconic (also, unfortunately, too soft-spoken, as was Isabella at times). What seemed to be suggested by his tone and pacing?

What stage business (actions/interactions) surprised you, or were particularly effective or not?

What effects did the long, spare stage have? The music? The dancing?

Posted by tgus at 8:10 AM

October 19, 2005

More about the Measure for Measure Performance

A bit more information about the production of Measure for Measure that we will attend is available from shakespeares-globe.org .

Posted by tgus at 2:32 PM

August 22, 2005

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A University Theatre production of A Midsummer Night's Dream will run November 11-13, 17-20 at the Stoll Thrust Theatre in Rarig Center.

Student tickets are $8.00.

Posted by tgus at 12:13 PM

Macbeth Productions

At its small Lab space, the Guthrire hosts an Out of Joint production of Macbeth (from Britain), in promenade style, set in contemporary Africa. Unfortunately, it's already nearly sold out, and tickets run $45. Maybe we can watch for reviews in the Strib.

A local Macbeth production that you'll be able to get tickets to (and affordably) is by Pig's Eye Theatre at the Cedar Riverside People's Center, just south of the West Bank Campus and Rarig Theater, Dec. 2-17.

Posted by tgus at 12:04 PM

August 9, 2005

Shakespeare at the Guthrie

This fall, thanks to CLA Honors, our class has tickets to the following performance at the Guthrie Theater:

Measure for Measure
directed by John Dove
an “original practices” production
by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
November 2, 2005
7:30 pm
Mainstage Theater
Details

Posted by tgus at 10:38 AM