The most Roman of Shakespeare’s Roman plays, Julius Caesar is a ghost story, a murder mystery, and a political thriller all wrapped up in a taut package of 16 scenes. Studying the play in school is different than seeing in live. We’ve dug up some juicy morsels about the play that you may not have learned in the classroom.
Not just a rom-com, Much Ado About Nothing is filled with intriguing subplots, villains, kooky characters, and some of the wittiest dialogue ever heard on the stage. There’s lots to like and lots to learn and we’re here to help you dive right in.
A classic hero’s epic, Pericles is chock-a-block full of adventure. Music and marriages, heart-break and hilarity fill the stage. If you’ve never seen the play before…don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are handy tidbits to make you feel like you were right there on the ship with Pericles himself.
Tracking all the power players in the in the royal realm can be a bit confusing. We let you know who is important to know about and what to follow in our guide to Bring Down the House – an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI trilogy.
Do you know your Yorks from your Lancasters? We’ve found some really fun ways to get ready for Bring Down the House, and you’ll be able to impress your friends with your royal knowledge.
Riding out the storm this weekend? Maybe you’re huddling down with a good book or a movie? We’ve chosen some fun diversions that will also help prepare you to see our upcoming production of Medea.
Is it all Greek to you? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Here’s a little bit of Medea’s history and backstory to help you navigate through this ancient, but fascinating story.
Husbands against wives. Children lost and found. Living statues and random bear attacks. The Winter’s Tale can be a confounding fairytale, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back with our handy guide. Unreal In Jacobean slang, to call something a “winter’s tale” meant that it was something fanciful and or out of this world. […]
Do you know when Juliet’s birthday is? How about the name of Mercutio’s brother? Oh, and shhh, but we’ve got a secret about that famous balcony. Nerd out with our handy guide to Romeo and Juliet.
A Freshman Effort? George Bernard Shaw had been writing criticism for years, but had only started trying his hand at playwriting a year before he wrote Mrs. Warren’s Profession. It was his third play. He wrote to actress Ellen Terry, “It’s my best play; but it makes my blood run cold: I can hardly bear […]