No Damsel in Distress: An Interview with Brenda Joyner

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Although she’s played enough of them on our stage, Brenda Joyner is no damsel in distress. She’s a huge Seattle Sounders fan and admits to eating popcorn almost every day. Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, she had designs on being a ventriloquist and asked for a Howdy Doody doll for Christmas. “I was immediately terrified […]

Finding Richard…

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  Even though he’s playing the title character in “Richard II,” it was the role of Bolingbroke that George Mount coveted. Now that he’s deeper into the part, George sees that Richard is closer to Hamlet and Lear in his existential journey. Listen to George talk about the challenges and rewards of taking on the […]

First Rehearsal for “Richard II”

Much of the burden of establishing the medieval world of “Richard II” falls to costume designer Jocelyn Fowler. “The costumes are going to stick to a pretty medieval silhouette,” said Fowler. “I’m going to use modern fabrics to create the real look. In my renderings there is some color, but we decided to really strip it down and use golds, ivories, and browns.”

Rehearsals for Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of “Richard II” began on December 10 in the rehearsal rooms at Seattle Children’s Theatre. Director Rosa Joshi, her designers, a cast of 16 actors, the staff and invited guests gathered to hear about plans for the production.  Here’s a look at what’s in store for January’s production of […]

What Shakespeare Play Should You Read?

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With gift-giving season upon us, Goodreads has come up with this fun and fantastic infographic to help you decide which of Shakespeare’s plays to give (or to get for yourself). The Arden editions of Shakespeare’s plays are the ones we most frequently turn to, and they’re all available in our shop.

Win Tickets to “Richard II” at SIFF

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Here’s your chance to do a little compare and contrast. On Dec. 10, 12 and 14 SIFF Cinema will present screenings of the RSC production of “Richard II” with David Tenant (any “Dr. Who” fans out there?). In January Seattle Shakespeare Company is performing “Richard II” at the Center Theatre.  At what other time in […]

Your Favorite Shakespeare Performance

Michael Winters in "The Tempest" (2009).

We love all the attention that The New York Times has been giving to the Shakespeare performances currently happening in New York. With productions of “Twelfth Night,” “Richard III,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “Macbeth” … if you’re a Shakespeare lover, it’s like being let loose in the candy store. Today (Nov […]

Win Tickets to “Holiday of Errors”

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Sound Theatre Company’s production of “Holiday of Errors” is a new treat for the festive season. We’ve got three pairs of tickets to give away for performances on Dec. 6, 7 or 8 that you can enter to win. Contest ends on Thursday, November 21 at midnight.  

Short Shakes “Much Ado”

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This fall six young actors take on “Much Ado About Nothing.” They’ve been working hard as well as having fun. Short Shakes is more than just putting on a play, it is an experience that fosters compassion, creates better listeners, promotes critical thinking, and develops courage. Join us for their showcase performances Saturday, November 9th at 11:00am […]

Spooky Shakespeare

In our 2010 production of "Hamlet," the ghost of Hamlet's father not only haunted the halls of the castle, but the same actor popped up as the Player King and the Gravedigger to provide an ongoing eerie presence throughout the play.

Magic, mystery, and mischief are brimming over in Shakespeare’s plays. Witches skulk about the forest in “Macbeth,” ghosts wanders the castle halls of Elsinore in “Hamlet,” and monsters inhabit Prospero’s island in “The Tempest.” We’ve compiled some of our favorite “spooky Shakespeare” moments from past productions.  Do you have a favorite?  Let us know in […]