Category Archives: Main Stage

The Return of “Ask Philippa”!

Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts on our 2011 productions. Titus Andronicus, when it first hit the boards in the early 1590s, was a raging success, threatening to steal audiences away from the bear-baiting that was one … Continue reading

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>Fireside chats, fundraisers, and the glory of new plays

> Cal Shakes has been making inroads into the world of new plays for some time now, with our New Works/New Communities program. Last year, John Steinbeck’s The Pastures of Heaven, written by Octavio Solis, directed by Jonathan Moscone, and … Continue reading

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>Busting the Myth of the “Off-Season”

> A little perspective from Box Office Manager Robin Dolan. On those crazy days here at the Cal Shakes office when there are actors warming up with nonsense words in the hall or playing instruments and dancing in the parking … Continue reading

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>"Ask Philippa": MUCH ADO edition

> Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes,shares her thoughts on our 2010 productions. In Jonathan Moscone’s enchanting and stunningly beautiful production of Much Ado About Nothing, we see and feel a musical elasticity of mood (Shakespeare’s own version of … Continue reading

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>Creating MUCH ADO’S onstage flora

>For the ultimate show of Cal Shakes’ 2010 season, the audience will see even more greenery than usual at the Bruns Amphitheater: To help create the lush atmosphere of Much Ado About Nothing‘s Messina, director Jonathan Moscone asked Will’s Weeders, … Continue reading

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>"Ask Philippa": MACKERS edition

>Philippa Kelly, Resident Dramaturg for Cal Shakes, shares her thoughts on our 2010 productions.It’s not about evil, but about what evil feels like; it’s not about a sociopath, but about a character who is appalled at the thought of himself … Continue reading

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>L. Peter Callender in the News

>On the occasion of his appearing in the Stanford Summer Theater’s Homeric cycle, which showcases The Wanderings of Odysseus (an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey), the Stanford blog The Book Haven has posted a lovely piece on L. Peter Callender (pictured … Continue reading

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