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Rethinking the Canon (Season Guide)

Six Plays, Six Questions in Search of an Answer 

What is the point of staging plays that are hundreds of years old? It is a question asked constantly of a classical theatre, one that we staff members ask ourselves frequently, and one that we hear just as often from our audiences. 2,309 more words


A Trio of Shakespeare 

Considering I had no exposure or any real knowledge of Shakespeare until I began teaching his works in high school, I’ve certainly made up for lost time. 721 more words


Book Review: Modern Critical Interpretations on The Taming of the Shrew

Harold Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations series is a godsend for anyone interested in the latest and greatest criticism on classic literature. Each volume of this series centers on a particular work and features several samples of the very best academic writing about it. 451 more words


Stratford: Day Three - The Taming of the Shrew (and Stratford Boss Mode Unlocked)

Welcome back, dear friends! It is with heavy hearts that we come to the end of our stay in beautiful Stratford, Canada. We took in our last two shows today (yes, two… we deviated from our original schedule in the name of love) and will be headed home tomorrow afternoon. 744 more words

CTC leadership begins planning for 2016

The apocalypse looks to have hit the Chautauqua Theater Company. The Brawdy Theater Studios, usually bustling, are now quiet and subdued. Bratton Theater has been stripped of the season’s posters, banners and stage lights — barring the ghost and emergency lights. 505 more words

Chautauqua Institution

CTC reflects on 2015 season, announces two 2016 productions

The Bratton Theater stage has seen a lot this summer. From being transformed into an arena stage, to a five-roomed corset, a fancy hotel room, an alternate world for ghosts and a battleground for the English and French, the stage has gone through a massive metamorphosis. 339 more words

The Arts

Boozy Plays: Taming of the Shrew

Greetings, readers, and welcome to our final edition of Nerd Cactus Presents: Shakespeare-a-palooza, most particularly our special Shakespeare’s Plays version of Boozy Books. Not that this means Shakespeare Month is OVER, mind; it’s just that next week is our trip to Stratford, and we believe that our trip should be YOUR TRIP! 1,573 more words