Paging All Casting Directors!

OK, so you’re a director… and you’re about to mount a production of The Comedy of Errors (or it could be a movie version)…

who would be your dream cast?
 
why?

And, why, gentle reader, why should you do this???

a free Bill / Shakespeare Project tee-shirt to the best/most original/most well-reasoned/funniest casting director

That’s why!

Enter by commenting to this blog entry.  Contest entries due before 12 Noon (Pacific) on Friday, July 24.  I’ll announce the winner in the last podcast of the month (Sunday, July 26).

Good luck!

THAT Discussion (or, The King of Repurposing Strikes Again!)

OK, this is a distillation of the presentation I gave to Kyle’s seventh grade English class a couple of years back, entitled “Shakespearean Verse…Scansion: The Audience’s Meaning and the Actor’s Guide”

For Shakespearean study, language is the key.  WHY?

  • No (or very limited) stage sets
  • No (or very few) stage directions in the text
  • No (or very limited) special effects
  • No (or very limited) stage sets
  • No (or very few) stage directions in the text
  • No (or very limited) special effects

All of this information must be conveyed through LANGUAGE
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What Time is It?

It cracks me up, this concept of Shakespeare and time.  It just doesn’t add up in some plays.  We’ll get to Romeo and Juliet in May of next year, but the same kind of time mix-up applies to The Comedy of Errors.
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Podcast 03: The Comedy of Errors Overview

This week’s podcast includes a plot synopsis of The Comedy of Errors, an announcement concerning the opening of a Bill / Shakespeare Project store, a request for upcoming blog and podcast topics, and a review of the Shakespeare Behind Bars DVD.
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Can a Brother Get a Little UNITY up in this Play?

OK, time to break out the concept of Aristotelian unities of action, place, and time, or at least when people assume to be Aristotle’s views on the unities.
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What’s in a name: that which we call a Porpentine by any other name would smell as musky…

Some quick hits on names in the play:
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Flash-Forward to the Future

Hola, amigos…

I’m in the process of doing the deep-digging reading, and I’ve found one section I definitely want to discuss:

Act Two, Scene Two, following the entrance of Adriana and Luciana (around line 108).
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Need a tee-shirt to adorn your body?

As you may have noticed (or not, it IS at the bottom of the side navigation bar), we’ve opened a Bill / Shakespeare Project store at CafePress.com.

thumbnail of BSP t-shirt
thumbnail of BSP t-shirt

Currently, we have three styles:

  • “Shakespeare sucketh not” on the front/schedule and URL on the back
  • URL on the front
  • project name on front/schedule and URL on back

We also have hoodies, bags, journals and clocks.

ALL items are at cost (we make no money… we just want to spread the word!)

Show your Bard-a-phile status and pimp the site!