Drewmaturgy: On Slys and Sheiks

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The process of preparing the text of Taming of the Shrew with Ed Sylvanus Iskandar was a unique one in many respects. I’ve never worked with a director like Ed before. Ed has many ideas—he’s wonderfully fecund with them, in fact—and they’re not always your garden-variety ideas for working on a Shakespeare text. For instance, the very first thing he wanted to do was to cut the Christopher Sly Induction to the play. I just as quickly dug in my …

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DREWMATURGY: Sheer Cloudy Vagueness, or, the Scourge of the Orwellian

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  Sheer Cloudy Vagueness, or, the Scourge of the Orwellian By Drew Lichtenberg One of the weird quirks about our season model at Shakespeare Theatre is the “international presentation.” Over the past five seasons—since I’ve been here—we have presented Dunsinane and Black Watch by the National Theatre of Scotland, Kneehigh’s Brief Encounter, Mies Julie from South Africa’s Market Theatre, and many more, including (just before I got here) the National Theatre’s production of Racine’s Phèdre, starring Dame Helen Mirren. This …

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Stories Voiced: Jackson

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Subscribe/Listen to STC’s podcasts on iTunes Subscribe/Listen to STC’s podcasts on SoundCloud STC Acting Fellow Jackson Knight Pierce describes his how he got his theatrical start.

Teen Critic: 1984

The Teen Critic Program at Shakespeare Theatre Company allows high school students interested in theatre, journalism and/or critical writing the opportunity to learn how to view productions with a critical eye and write a savvy, persuasive theatre review. The Teen Critics attend each production, receive a press packet, preferred press seating and have the opportunity to meet with professional theatre critics from local newspapers before writing their own reviews. Over the season you’ll have the chance to get to know the Teen …

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Community Responses to Othello: Antoun Issa

Community Responses to Othello STC’s vision is to create theatre that ignites a dialogue and that connects classic works to our modern world—this vision is especially true for Ron Daniels’ production of Othello. In the context of world events, this tragedy is one of the classics that seems most timely, relevant and urgent. For that reason, we have invited some members of our community to craft responses to Othello and to all of the questions this production poses in whatever form calls to them—whether …

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DREWMATURGY …From LONDON! Part the Third: Les Blancs

The Les Blancs Adventure As soon as I was confirmed, Yaël and I knew time was of the essence. It was late December, and we would be starting rehearsals at the beginning of February. (To compare, Yaël and I started discussions on Salomé two years before rehearsals began; this was two months.) Yaël introduced me via email to Joi Gresham, playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s stepdaughter and literary executor, who wrangled me an invitation to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, …

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Community Responses to Othello: Student Edition (Round 2)

Community Responses to Othello: Student Edition (Round 2) STC’s vision is to create theatre that ignites a dialogue and that connects classic works to our modern world—this vision is especially true for Ron Daniels’ production of Othello. In the context of world events, this tragedy is one of the classics that seems most timely, relevant and urgent. Throughout the run of this urgent production, over 4,000 students from 57 schools in the Washington area will get the chance to see Othello as part …

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Teen Critic: Othello

The Teen Critic Program at Shakespeare Theatre Company allows high school students interested in theatre, journalism and/or critical writing the opportunity to learn how to view productions with a critical eye and write a savvy, persuasive theatre review. The Teen Critics attend each production, receive a press packet, preferred press seating and have the opportunity to meet with professional theatre critics from local newspapers before writing their own reviews. Over the season you’ll have the chance to get to know the Teen …

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Community Responses to Othello: Paulette Beete

Community Responses to Othello STC’s vision is to create theatre that ignites a dialogue and that connects classic works to our modern world—this vision is especially true for Ron Daniels’ production of Othello. In the context of world events, this tragedy is one of the classics that seems most timely, relevant and urgent. For that reason, we have invited some members of our community to craft responses to Othello and to all of the questions this production poses in whatever form calls to them—whether …

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Redactor

Redactor

A text adventure based on George Orwell’s 1984. Report for your shift at the Ministry of Truth where you’ll spend your workday rectifying “misprints” in newspaper articles to properly reflect the Party’s ever changing version of history and language. But be careful, Big Brother is always watching. Play the Game (works best on desktop computers)