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Student Profile Series: As You Like It at Columbia Stages directed by Shannon Fillion

The Arts Initiative chatted with M.F.A. Directing Candidate Shannon Fillion and actress Meaghan Witri about their upcoming production of As You Like It. Shannon is directing the piece as part of the 2011-12 Columbia Stages Season and Meaghan plays the … Continue reading

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Student Profile Series: Ito Aghayere

Ito took a break from rehearsals for the MFA Actors’ Thesis shows of La Ronde and A Midsummer Night’s Dream to talk about her work at Columbia. What was it about the program at Columbia that appealed to you as … Continue reading

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An Evening of Sex with the Shakespeare Society

The expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody, full of blame, Savage, extreme, rude, cruel, not to trust, Enjoy’d no sooner but despised straight, Past reason hunted, … Continue reading

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Achieving Greatness: The Fiasco Theater’s Twelfth Night

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.–Twelfth Night, II.v Anyone who knows me knows about my obsession with Shakespeare. Give me some mellifluous, honey-tongued verse and I’m content to pass many a happy … Continue reading

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KCST’s Measure For Measure

King’s Crown Shakespeare Troupe’s (KCST) famous Spring Show has been a tradition for the past fifteen years. The Spring Show is always written by Shakespeare, even though KCST’s other shows are not exclusively Shakespeare. This year, the show is Measure … Continue reading

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3-Minute Musical Hamlet

In light of recent news about Hamlet quartos becoming available online,  I decided to revisit the classic text. But it’s just so long. For those of you with short attention spans or an unshakable desire to turn everything into a … Continue reading

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Shakespearean Quartos Now Available Online

Early printed editions of Shakespeare’s plays are some of the most valuable literary possessions. Quartos, a cheap way of printing, were the first publications of Shakespeare’s plays, created during the early 17th century while the author was still living. The … Continue reading

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