Romeo and Juliet (Mission Theatre Company)

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been staged, restaged, and reinvented countless times (so much so that I can attend one production of it while doing dramaturgy research for another production in the fall). When staging Shakespeare, there’s always the weight of the past and people’s expectations with the material, as well as struggling to makeContinue reading “Romeo and Juliet (Mission Theatre Company)”

Juliet: a poem

I’ve decided to play around with content out here and start including writing that’s not limited to reviews or thoughts on shows. As I’m working on the Guthrie’s upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet as the literary intern, I’ve been thinking a lot about this play. It used to be one of my least favorite,Continue reading “Juliet: a poem”

Review: Coriolanus

Currently playing in rep with The Normal Heart at the Lab Theater, is New Epic’s staging of Coriolanus. Before I begin to review this production, I have a confession to make: this is my favorite Shakespeare play as well as being a show that fundamentally changed my life. I saw this performed in London atContinue reading “Review: Coriolanus”

Review: Coriolanus (2014)

This is an abridged version of the post I wrote after seeing Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse in London in January of 2014.┬áThe tone of this is rather different from what I use on this blog, so be prepared for random allusions to other media and over-eager fangirling. Hopefully this will provide some more backgroundContinue reading “Review: Coriolanus (2014)”