The art of translation, taken back to its Latin roots, involves a carrying-over. But what does one carry over? Translators like to maintain their devotion to retaining the “original meaning” of the text (and I have been just as guilty of this in the past as any). If by “meaning” we mean “what the author […]
Archives for 2012
It’s A Doll’s House! Consistently it is the most performed of Ibsen’s plays and it was the most famous play – in any language – of the nineteenth century. From its first production, A Doll’s House has sparked debate. It is so well constructed that every scene puts more and more pressure on Nora until […]
At the first rehearsal for Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of “A Doll’s House,” Artistic Director George Mount welcomed everyone to the room. “A Doll’s House” is Seattle Shakespeare Company’s first production of a play by Henrik Ibsen and it will be directed by Russ Banham. “One of the great pleasures of my job it so […]
Who’s hot? Cleopatra is hot. Can you name one other historical female ruler who led her people to greatness and did so with such style? Hmm…maybe Queen Elizabeth? Wealth, power, a sexy boyfriend, and Cleopatra basically lived at the beach! Here’s the truth: she was a savvy political tactician who held her own in world […]
From Iago to Andrew Aguecheek to Orestes to Touchstone to Hamlet, Darragh Kennan has created some indelible characters on our stage. Once again he’s adding his unique touch to the character of King Leontes in The Winter’s Tale. Turn up the sound on your computer and listen to this slide show presentation on why Darragh […]
Husband and wife actors Amy Thone and Hans Altwies play the title roles in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of Antony and Cleopatra. They were recently featured on the Seattle Channel’s Art Zone talking about how they met and how they try to balance a life in theatre with a family.
Congratulations to director John Langs who has been named Associate Artistic Director at ACT Theatre. Langs is currently staging Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of Antony and Cleopatra. The newly created position will support ACT’s Artistic Director Kurt Beattie in the planning and execution of their artistic programming. Langs and Beattie first worked together on Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2004 […]
At the Seattle Gregory Awards on Tuesday, October 29, Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Managing Director John Bradshaw received the inaugural Melissa Hines Award for Outstanding Theatre Practitioner. The award honors an individual working behind the scenes to make theatre possible. “I love this theatre community,” said a surprised Bradshaw after he was named the honoree. Seattle […]
Can you believe it’s been nearly 5 years since Hans Altwies last appeared in one of our indoor shows at Seattle Shakespeare Company? He’s been a busy guy, but we’re glad to have him back playing the role of Antony in Antony and Cleopatra. Turn on the sound and listen to this slide show presentation […]
As part of the preparation for Antony and Cleopatra, many of the cast members have to learn their way around swinging ropes and cargo nets. In order to help them out, Aerial Specialist Elizabeth Rose from Versatile Arts in Greenwood gave members of the cast lessons in climbing, hanging, swinging…and falling.