News About A Doll's House

Bright Spots of 2013

Romeo and Juliet at Olympic Sculpture Park

At Seattle Shakespeare Company, we start our staff meetings by sharing Bright Spots that have happened to us in the week. These are triumphant moments, both big and small, that acknowledge the positive aspects of our jobs.  It’s fun to share them with staff members who may not have been around to experience them directly. […]

Championship Round: Nora Takes on Don Armado

Bracket Battle Round Finals

Incredible! The two finalists for our Championship Round of the 2012-2013 Character Bracket Battle are…Nora and Don Armado.  Nora from A Doll’s House whipped Cleopatra from Antony and Cleopatra in the final four, but it was a close race for Don Armado from Love’s Labour’s Lost against Kate from The Taming of the Shrew. Based […]

Round 4: Cleopatra vs. Nora and Don Armado vs. Kate

Bracket Battle Round 4

The male characters were trounced last week and the ladies triumphed.  In some cases it was almost no contest. The lone male contender in this battle is Don Armado. Can the fantastical Spaniard from Love’s Labour’s Lost hold his own against Kate from The Taming of the Shrew? Doubtful, she has dominated every battle she’s […]

Round 3: Bracket Battle of Lovers and Clowns

Bracket Battle Round 3

Now things are getting interesting! Lover against lover. Clown against clown. Friend against friend. We’re down to the last eight of your favorite characters from this season. Who’s going to make it to final four? In several of the Round 2 match ups, there was no question about who would be the winner. Nora, Kate, […]

Round 2: Season Character Bracket Battle

Bracket Battle Round 2

The battle for favorite character raged over the weekend and ended with some surprising results!  Enobarbus edged out Lepidus to move forward in the next round and Dr. Rank upset Krogstad in a close call. Berowne pulled from behind to beat out Holofernes and Grumio made a last minute comeback to unseat Mama Baptista. The […]

Vote for Your Favorite Character in Our Bracket Battle

Bracket Battle

It’s basketball tournament time and the brackets are out, so we have decided to create a little competition of our own. It’s your chance to cheer on and vote for your favorite characters from the plays in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s current season. Each play will have an ultimate winner who will go up against the […]

Stellar Reviews for A Doll’s House

A Doll's House Ensemble

A Doll’s House has been getting remarkable reviews since it opened earlier this month.  Here’s a round up of what local theatre critics have been saying about the show. Broadway World “Crisp and engaging” “A stellar cast and crew” “Rock solid evening of theater” “not one wasted moment throughout” “A superb ensemble cast” “Betsy Schwartz  […]

The Spirit of Scandinavia


Try a taste of the spirit of Scandinavia at A Doll’s House — Aquavit. Seattle Shakespeare Company partners with local distiller Sound Spirits for the signature cocktail for A Doll’s House featuring their aquavit. So just what is aquavit?  It’s a neutral spirit flavored with herbs and spices and is historically made in Scandinavian countries. […]

The Art of Translation

Original manuscript cover page of "A Doll's House," 1879

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 […]