Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare’

A new era for the Fountain School of Performing Arts

DISCLAIMER: Lara Lewis is a recent graduate of the Fountain School of Performing Arts and keeps personal relationships with much of the cast and creative team. Philip Akin’s direction of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is, simply, a triumph of modern theatre. In short, it is everything magical and beautiful that FSPA has the potential…

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Putting on Pericles

  Dalhousie’s theater department will present Pericles,  its second production of the 2013-2014 season, on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Pericles is a  magical adaptation of Ancient Greece, telling the epic tale of Prince Pericles’ journey across the Mediterranean Sea as he finds love and yearns to become a king. Pericles must overcome many obstacles such as storms, pirates,…

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To Solo

  Shakespeare and I have had good times and bad. Some of the best performances I’ve seen were at the National Theatre in London and, comically, some of the worst in Stratford-upon-Avon—Shakespeare’s hometown. The idea of a solo Hamlet production made me nervous– it’s hard to believe one guy could perform 17 characters in the two…

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Tragedy at the Neptune

By Andrew Smith Arts Contributor   After a decade without Shakespeare at the Neptune Theatre, this season begins with Romeo and Juliet, the classic tale of doomed, young love. It opened at the Neptune on Sept. 18 and will run until Oct. 17. “In this production we have simplicity in the language,” says director George Pothitos. …

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