Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Royal Shakespeare Company is doing a lot of press for their upcoming production of Titus Andronicus. They released a trailer for it that shows they're not backing away from the horror, in fact they're making it into a full-blown horror play.
Here's the trailer: BE WARNED, IT'S EXCESSIVELY GORY AND CREEPY.
Nothing like a little Shakespeare to brighten up your finals week!
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Congratulations to the new Executive board of Shakespeare in the Dark, which shall reign victorious for the 2013-2014 season!
President - Meghan Byrnes
Vice President - Robin Parrish
Treasurer - John Kean
Secretary - Danielle Weber
Historian/Webmaster - Jason Via
Publicity Head - Molly Earner
And a special new position,
Social Chair - Taylor Schwabe
New and exciting things are in store for the club. Stay tuned for updates!
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Author: Christopher Marlowe
Performed April 1-3 in the Commonwealth Auditorium.
Faustus: Erin McIntyre
Mephistophilis: Zach Hurst
Wagner/Wrath: Max Sorger
Good Angel/Robin: Luke Bower
Evil Angel/Rafe: Sydney Battle
Valdes/Beelzebub/Cardinal/Attendant 1: Erik Barbieri
Cornelius/Lucifer/Pope/Attendant 2: James Joseph
Scholar 1/Pride/Friar 1/Alexander: Tom Jackson
Scholar 2/Envy/Hostess: Katherine Oliver
Devil 1/Covetousness/Knight/Duke: Scott Shapses
Devil 2/Lechery/Paramour/Duchess/Helen: Eliza Scheibe
Gluttony/Friar 2/Horse-Courser: Daniel Burruss
Sloth/Emperor/Carter/Old Man: Devin Braun
Director: Eliza Urban
Assistant Director: Molly Earner
Technical Consultant: Robin Parrish
Fight Coordinator: Erin McIntyre
Latin Consultants: Robin Parrish, James Joseph
Stage Manager: Elena Bartlett
Run Crew: Sophie Kosar, Jordan Scott, Brendan Zehner
Special Thanks: Connor Smith
Elections are coming up fast for the executive board of Shakespeare in the Dark for next year! The positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Webmaster/Historian, and Publicity Director.
Any dues-paying member of the club can run for a position, and we've got a fine lineup for this year's competition.
Elections will be held Wednesday April 24 at 5 P.M., in Tyler 301. Be there and help shape the future of the club! We hope to see you there.
Monday, April 22, 2013
It seems like whenever Hollywood gets bored they like to dust off their favorite sourcebook: The Folio. I just thought I'd share some gossip on upcoming Shakespeare movies!
FIRST: A new Romeo and Juliet adaption. Looks quite pretty, and period, so we don't have to worry about shoehorning the play into an avant-garde setting, with all the glorious changes that entails. Nope, here is a clear-cut telling of the classic tale (which, yes, we've all seen a thousand times, but whatever).
I also like that they are not forcing big Hollywood superstars into the lead roles. They are (relatively) fresh faces. One detail which might distract me personally is the kind of vague accents they use (the kind of vague accent that arises from reading a lot of Shakespeare) but other than that it looks very nice. We'll have to wait and find out more.
NEXT: A very exciting dish, Joss Whedon's Much Ado about Nothing. Filmed in his own house while taking a break from The Avengers, one of entertainment's best directors takes on a Shakespearean play as a project of love, not money. The results, I think, will be high quality. Here's a trailer:
Also, Nathan Fillion. That is all that is necessary.
I'll keep looking for updates on movies and productions in the Virginia area, and keep you informed!
Friday, April 19, 2013
Author: Jess Borgeson, Adam Long, and Daniel Singer
Performed March 15, 17 2013 in the Little Theater
Director: Ricky Portner
Assistant Director: Jillian Feinstein
Stage Manager: Stephanie Davis
Stage Manager: Stephanie Davis
Production Assistant: Madeleine Arencibia
Crew: Maddie Dippold, Aberdeen Bowman
Friday, March 1, 2013
Congratulations to the cast of Shakespeare in the Dark's Doctor Faustus:
Mephistophilis - Zach Hurst
Wagner/Wrath - Max Sorger
Valdes/Beelzebub/Cardinal/Attendant 1 - Erik Barbieri
Cornelius/Lucifer/Pope/Attendant 2 - James Joseph
Good Angel/Robin - Luke Bower
Evil Angel/Rafe - Sydney Battle
Scholar 1/Pride/Friar 1/Alexander - Tom Jackson
Scholar 2/Envy/Hostess - Katherine Oliver
Gluttony/Friar 2/Horse-Courser - Daniel Burruss
Devil 1/Covetousness/Knight/Duke - Scott Shapses
Devil 2/Lechery/Paramour/Duchess/Helen - Eliza Scheibe
Sloth/Emperor/Carter/Old Man - Devin Braun
Stay tuned for more Faustus and Abridged updates!