Monthly Archives: August 2009

>Ask Philippa!

>Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes and production dramaturg for Happy Days, shares her thoughts on the current production, and invites your questions. Happy Days runs through Sep 6, 2009. Samuel Beckett’s Winnie, protagonist of Happy Days, is locked … Continue reading

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>One belated HAPPY DAYS blog, or, Jon laughs at a naughty word

> The latest and in a fascinating series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Thursday August 13, 2009 Last night: first preview. … Continue reading

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>Brutal beauty and genuine, pure theater. (Or, hey, look, it’s a picture of the set!!)

> The latest and in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Friday, August 8, 2009 Well, what do you know. … Continue reading

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>First day of tech

>Another in a series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Friday August 7, 2009 Today we start technical rehearsals, going up to … Continue reading

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>We do this a lot in the theater—calm ourselves down.

>The latest in an exciting series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Wednesday August 5, 2009 Today we braved a stumble-through. For … Continue reading

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>In the company of a most excellent company.

>Another in an ongoing series of dispatches from inside the rehearsal process for Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, written by the show’s director (and Cal Shakes’ Artistic Director) Jonathan Moscone. Tuesday, August 4, 2009 Folks, I am going to take a … Continue reading

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>I’m nervous but I am in love.

>Monday August 3, 2009 Sorry, folks. Took a couple of days off of blogging. Have frankly been quite exhausted, physically that is, not mentally or spiritually, from this week’s work. But I have to say, I am in a place … Continue reading

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