Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare’
Henry Clay Folger (amongst his claims to fame, he was the nephew of the founder of Folgers Coffee) was born in New York City, in 1857, and he made his career there as president and chairman of Standard Oil of New York. On the side, he and his wife, Emily, became avid collectors of Shakespeareana […]
The Folger Theatre is presenting a fabulous production of Fiasco Theater’s Two Gents. My review for the online magazine, Monologging, is here: http://monologging.org/two-gentlemen-their-mistresses-and-a-dog/ Related posts: The Merchant with Folger What’s My Line? It’s that time of year again!
A program note for the Folger Theatre’s current production of “Twelfth Night” points out that this is the last of Shakespeare’s “romantic” or “happy” comedies, and that those that followed, like “Measure for Measure” and “All’s Well That Ends Well” are less innocent and more complicated. (To those I would add “Cymbeline,” “The Winter’s Tale” […]
Macbeth closed yesterday & I’m feeling a bit of that post-show “crash” that comes every time a production ends. The performances went very well, we had such appreciative audiences, & the cast & crew really bonded. This was one of those experiences that reminds one why doing theater is worth all that rehearsal time, memorization, […]
Tomorrow is opening night! We finished tech cues for Jewish Theatre Workshop’s “Macbeth” last night, so our final dress rehearsal is this evening. It’s great fun to see everyone in costume & the weapons in this production are truly stunning, both visually & in the sense of how some characters meet their ends. Ouch! I […]
No, really, what is it? It was in my head when I walked into rehearsal. So was the one before it, the one after it, the one… you get the idea. Where did they go? As you may have guessed, I’m doing a show this summer. For years, I did mostly opera chorus & musical […]
11:00 PM Conductor: Michael Schonwandt Mezzo-soprano: Monique Krus Orchestra: Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic Visman: Serenade Ton de Leeuw: Three Shakespeare songs Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams