The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, December 10th, 2018

[archive]

This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes #MeToo, Timon of Athens, and some drunk thespians. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

Continue reading “The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, December 10th, 2018”

Was exhausted. Now exhilarated. But still exhausted.

So. Sorry for no post on Monday… I was still recovering from my weekend of filming.

Continue reading “Was exhausted. Now exhilarated. But still exhausted.”

OK, now for something completely different…

If you’ve noticed that my postings have been a tad distracted or not exactly on point lately (or absent altogether–as on Wednesday of this week), you’re not wrong. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. Time has been tight.

Continue reading “OK, now for something completely different…”

AYL: the 2010 Shakespeare’s Globe version

So, as part of my due diligence, directing As You Like It, I like to go back and look at some of the past versions of the play that I can find on film or video. Now, through the month of November, it’s been just films.

Today, wrapping the series of reviews, is the 2006 version… and as we’re now in December, let’s call this your early Christmas gift…

Continue reading “AYL: the 2010 Shakespeare’s Globe version”

The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, December 3rd, 2018

[archive]

This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes lessons for Dems, political pamphleteers, and lots of season announcements. PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.

Continue reading “The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, December 3rd, 2018”

AYL: the dancing Shakespeares(?)

SPOILERS

So one of my actors–our Phoebe–is pulling double duty; she’s choreographing our two big quasi-musical numbers.

I met with her this weekend. And I’m very, very excited.

Continue reading “AYL: the dancing Shakespeares(?)”

AYL: the 2006 Branagh version (I love you, Branagh, but you’re not Kurosawa)

So, as part of my due diligence, directing As You Like It, I like to go back and look at some of the past versions of the play that I can find on film or video.

Today, we have the 2006 version…

Continue reading “AYL: the 2006 Branagh version (I love you, Branagh, but you’re not Kurosawa)”

AYL: and let the blocking begin (or “nurturing Mother Nature”)

Monday night, we began blocking As You Like It.

A few words on process, and then the question of Adam’s importance.

There be spoilers ahead…

Continue reading “AYL: and let the blocking begin (or “nurturing Mother Nature”)”

The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, November 26th, 2018

[archive]

This week’s video Shakespeare news review includes cross-gender Shakespeare and Al Pacino and Russell Brand (thankfully [?] not together). PLUS our usual recap of this week’s daily highlights in Shakespearean history.
Continue reading “The Bill / Shakespeare Project presents: This Week in Shakespeare news [VIDEO], for the week ending Monday, November 26th, 2018”