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Adaptation: Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Gabriel, Wolf Hall

My most recent directing project was an adaptation of a novel, so adaptation has been on my mind lately, but in a way it’s always on my mind. 1,097 more words

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead -- Wilma Theater

Squirming, gyrating, turning slowly at odd angles, and other unnecessary, unenhancing, unedifying bursts of the-uh-tuh aside, Blanka Zizka gets to the witty core of the play that thrust Tom Stoppard to the theatrical limelight in 1966, “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.” 3,231 more words

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American Shakespeare: 12th Night Bedlam, Wilma Hamlet, Two Gentlemen Fiasco

When I first faced the challenge of decoding Shakespeare for high school English, I was quick to make use of the cutting-edge technological assistance available at the time: our school library’s cassette recordings, headphones, and tape decks embedded in library desks. 1,431 more words

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead--And So Are Many Others: Memorial Day

Monday Morning Musings

“Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time ago”

–Pete Seeger, “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”

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The Rape of Lucrece -- Philadelphia Artists' Collective at Broad Street Ministry

Dan Hodge has joined some estimable company.

His stirringly moving recitation of Shakespeare’s poem, “The Rape of Lucrece” is a bona fide piece of theater that entitles Hodge to be numbered with Alec McCowen (“The Gospel According to St. 1,381 more words

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Great news!!! Dan Hodge's exhilarating recitation of "The Rape of Lucrece" returns to the stage for four nights, April 21 to 24, at 8 p.m., at Philadelphia's Wilma Theatre, Broad and Spruce Streets. What a wonderful bridge between the Wilma's magnificent "Hamlet" (which continues through May 2 with the incomparable Zainab Jah) and its upcoming." Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead!" Hodge turns Shakespeare's epic poem into The Bard's 39th play. His reading is clear and exciting. Its revival is a treat of which all theatergoers and Shakespeare aficionados should take joyful advantage.Tickets can be obtained by calling 215-546-7824 or visit www.wilmatheater.org.

Missoula on my Mind Part 1: Wild like a daydream soon to be erased

Earlier this week I made a 10-hour journey to Missoula, Mont., alone to check out a concert for my favorite band Circa Survive. Where I thought the trip would be a lot more of me aimlessly trying to find my way around an unknown area and figure out to entertain myself before the show Monday night, I was completely wrong. 883 more words

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The Body of an American -- Wilma Theater

Throughout Dan O’Brien’s play, “The Body of an American,” a writer, called Dan because he is the stage alter ego for Dan O’Brien, talks to a character representing Toronto Star war correspondent, Paul Watson, about a play he wants to write about his experiences in the world’s tensest places and, particularly, about a famous picture Paul took in Mogadishu of an American, Michael Cleveland, being dragged through the streets by a rabid mob that is tearing him to death amid other tortures. 2,462 more words

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