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Baby on Board at The Merchant of Venice

Baby on Board at The Merchant of Venice   By Jamie Konchak (Portia) December 2019     I could not possibly have known what the experience would be like when Haysam [Kadri] called up several months ago, when I was still pregnant, and I agreed to do the show. All I...

An Interview with Julie Orton on King Lear

Julie Orton, playing both Cordelia and Fool in The Shakespeare Company's upcoming King Lear, very generously agreed to answer our questions, in the midst of rehearsals.   TSC: You're into your second week of rehearsals with Seana McKenna, and you're playing both Lear's youngest daughter Cordelia and...

Artistic Directors Note on Julius Caesar

We are sharing our Artistic Director's note from the Julius Caesar program. A great way to start off the season!     Shakespearean drama often dealt with the eternal conflict between fate and free will. Through his characters, Shakespeare addressed the universal human conflict between submitting to fate and exercising...

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The Macbeth Curse: A History

Macbeth is known for being more than just a Shakespearean play. It has a bizarre and dangerous past that haunts it since its premiere back in the 1600's. Let's take a look at that history.   The First Performance All we have is legend concerning the first performance,...

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The Mysteries of Macbeth

One has to admit, Macbeth has it all: Witchcraft, dying monarchs, ghosts that just don't quit and murderous blue bloods, truly a gamut of goodies. However, these wonderful surface theatrics serve only as vehicles to the true story of the play itself.   Let's delve into four very...

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Emerging Artist: Jacob Lesiuk

This past month, we had the pleasure of seeing Jacob Lesiuk take on the role of D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers. What many may not have known is that Jacob is one of our Emerging Artists, an actor who has come far and fast into...

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Original Score to The Three Musketeers

Did you enjoy the music to The Three Musketeers?   Chad Blain of SinTaxErrors Studios, a co-op of dedicated artists focused on sound design and composition for theatre, TV and film projects, has created a great musical landscape that you can now relive!   [soundcloud id='314444873' height='false']  ...