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Staging Shakespeare

I believe one of the staging necessities of Shakespeare is that the action, metaphorically and physically, is thrust into the audience as directly as possible. Shakespeare's plays require something more from an audience just as much as they do from an actor. We may not be able to recr
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Casting Measure

Tuesday night I sat down with (most of) the cast for the upcoming production of Measure for Measure. As always, a first read is an extremely exciting time. For the past few weeks I have been auditioning an amazing array of gifted actors. Though yes, just like with any job search, ther
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The Cut – Romeo & Juliet

I've been told that a director's favorite play constantly should evolve to be whatever he or she is currently working on. Having just fallen in love with the play, I felt like I was cruelly ripping it apart. Trimming down the monologues, cutting much of
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