Monthly Archives: May 2009

>Pulling Strings

>Thomas Azar (Benvolio) reports from Romeo and Juliet tech: Tech week: the time when the magic of theater is carefully, painstakingly constructed. All of the planning, all of the rehearsing… now we get to see how far we really have … Continue reading

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>Thomas Azar on Crowd Scenes, Street Brawls, and Traffic Jams.

>This is the latest in a series of actor blogs about our upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet. For this entry, Thomas Azar (who portrays Benvolio) writes about staging crowd scenes, the choreography of street brawls, and making it all … Continue reading

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>A word from Lord Capulet

>Jim Carpenter is still hammering away at his own blog. Read what Lord Capulet has to say about the latest of his seventh (!) productions of Romeo and Juliet here.

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>Letters from Verona

>This is the second actor blog of the season; this one is written by Marilet Martinez, a member of the Romeo and Juliet ensemble who is also serving as Assistant to the Choreographer, MaryBeth Cavanaugh. It’s hot here! No really, … Continue reading

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>First actor blog of the season! Or, insights from inside the warehouse

>What follows is our first actor blog of 2009. This one is by Thomas Azar, who plays Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, currently in rehearsals. Tom also portrayed Valentine and Curio in 2008’sTwelfth Night (yes, he was one of the … Continue reading

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>Cal Shakes in the New York Times

>Late last week, Cal Shakes was included as one of four California theaters mentioned in this Sunday’s “Summer Stages” feature in the print edition of the New York Times; the article shows Jay Yamada’s gorgeous photo of our 2008 production … Continue reading

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>Music to write corridos by…

>Octavio Solis, who is adapting John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven for its world premiere on our Main Stage in 2010, sent me this list some time ago. It’s the playlist he put together to inspire his crafting of the … Continue reading

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