Before the History: A History

So before I start posting my reflections on individual slices of my experience rehearsing my first-ever Shakespeare play*, I thought it’d be worth giving a little context around the company I’m working with and this particular production.

Join me beneath the jump to meet Striving Artists!

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I have a pain upon my forehead

So, wasn’t this new getting-cast-in-Shakespeare adventure going to prompt me to do a whole lot more blogging?

Well, yes it was, till I mildly concussed myself a few short days after that last entry, there. So I’ve been limiting my screen time. (Obvs.)

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Into the Breach!

Wonder of wonders: I got cast!

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Looking through a New Lens

I’ve been watching, reading, thinking about, and collecting Shakespeare for years. But tonight I did something brand-spanking-new in my Shakespeare fan-girlishness:

I auditioned for a Shakespeare production!

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Feast or Famine

It’s been interesting to watch the ebbs and flows of my show-collecting pace over the years of The Project. When I first started, I was able to add new shows pretty quickly, because almost every available production would be for a show I hadn’t collected yet. Then, after I got the more popular entries under my belt, the pace slowed down. But I was still able–for the most part–to get at least one new show checked off in any given year.

At least for a while. Ever since I took that October 2012 pilgrimage to see the American Shakespeare Center, my tally has stayed steady at 27.

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Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off…

…and start all over again!

But not tonight. Tonight I’ve already restarted the “everyday blog” with a bit of a meditation on the stage managing adventure I’ve recently closed out. And since that was Sondheim, not Shakespeare, there’s not a whole lot more I should say about that over here.

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A Dotted Lear

(Happy New Year! ‘Tis the usual busyness at work and in life, but I’m slowly getting myself in gear again for blogging.)

I’m trying to decide whether I should be more straightforward in how I title my book review posts — which is what tonight’s post is. It would certainly be clearer if I put the author and title under review in the post title. Clearer but also rather more boring. For tonight, I am eschewing clarity for (supposed) cleverness, but I will continue to weigh this choice in the future.

Tonight’s review subject: the graphic novel adaptation of King Lear by Gareth Hinds.

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