AYL: choreography, part one

Last Saturday, our Phoebe and choreographer, Ashley worked with some of our cast on the first of our “production numbers” for As You Like It.

SPOILERS follow…

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AYL: oh, deer…

So, in As You Like It, there are quite a few props, including but not limited to: Rosalind’s necklace that she gives to Orlando, multiple poems, a letter, a sling, and–if you care to stage it–a dead deer.

And–oh–we plan to stage it.

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No “This Week” this week…

Crazy weeks… today I’m up in San Jose, picking up Jack from school and next week is Christmas, and the following week is New Years… so I’m thinking the next “This Week in Shakespeare” will be in 2019…

Enjoy time with your loved ones!

AYL: making more adjustments…

Friday, I discussed some issues in As You Like It‘s text that don’t necessarily translate to the production’s 80s setting. Today, I want to talk about issues that come from your actors…

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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.

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Sorry for my… absence.

Between writing my thesis, rehearsing my new play, and–oh, yeah–dropping my youngest off at San Jose State, it’s been a crazy week. And it’s not letting up for the next few days.

So belated apologies for no entries since last week’s “This Week in Shakespeare” … AND preemptive apologies for no “This Week in Shakespeare” THIS WEEK (Sorry, Bill–you know who you are–but you’ll have to wait until next week to see me sporting your Shakespeare t-shirt on the video).

I’m hoping to be back in the groove of things by Friday… but who knows. Wish me luck. Knock on wood. Send good vibes. Give me memory boosts for getting off-book. And stretch the days to at least 30 hours per, so I can get the “sh!tty” first draft of the thesis done!

Theater Review: The Two Noble Kinsmen by Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

Back from Mexico (with gastro issues–hopefully–in my rear view mirror), I headed out to California Lutheran University Saturday night to check out The Two Noble Kinsmen by Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival.

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