4/26/15: Much Ado About Nothing

On April 26, 2015, I had the opportunity to go back to the American Shakespeare Center and see Much Ado About Nothing.  It was one of the best plays I’ve ever seen.  It was so much better than I’d imagined while reading it.  I was even able to get in on the action.

Back to Staunton

“Check your email NOW,” I texted my mom. I’d just received another email from Professor Cull about seeing Much Ado About Nothing at the American Shakespeare Center, and since Mom has to help me do certain things, I figured it would be good if she was in on it. The show is on April 11. […]

Shakespeare Uncovered

On Sunday when I checked my school email, I was pleasantly surprised to find a message from Professor Cull, the English professor I went to Staunton with. Inside was a link to an episode of PBS Shakespeare Uncovered analyzing The Taming of the Shrew. The episode features many interviews with actors and scholars giving their […]

Play Commentary and Review: Dress Rehearsal of The White Devil

It was nice to finally see this play in its entirety. The previous rehearsals did not make much sense because the actors were working on the last scene, 5.6. Unlike The Rover, which I had trouble following, my lack of familiarity with this play did not hinder my ability to understand what was going on. […]

Play Commentary and Review: the Rover

Although I enjoyed the performance of The Rover, I found it harder to follow than The Taming of the Shrew, probably because I had not read it beforehand. My lack of familiarity also hindered my ability to find the humor – I saw other people in the audience laughing, but I had no idea what […]

Play Commentary and Review: The Taming of the Shrew

I really enjoyed both performances of The Taming of the Shrew on Friday, January 23, and Saturday, January 24. I was able to pick up on the humor that I did not catch while I read it. In the first performance on Friday, I was caught off guard by the start of the show – […]