Before rehearsals started up for “Much Ado About Nothing,” we sat down with Artistic Director George Mount to get his thoughts on Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2013-2014 season. “Know Thyself” is the organizing idea behind all of the play choices this year. Find out why George chose the plays he did and learn about some of […]
It’s hard to believe, but Kelly Kitchens, even with her deep love of Shakespeare, wasn’t all that drawn to The Tempest. Yet, it ‘s a play that kept coming back to her and asking her to explore it. “It’s a play that’s not done with me yet,” she said. Kelly’s directing The Tempest for Wooden […]
In order to create the world of Love’s Labour’s Lost, director Jon Kretzu drew upon the music and culture of the late 1920s. He likens that period of time to being a “dreamlike period and people were living in a dream before reality sort of crashed down of them.” Listen to Jon as he talks […]
Amy Thone and Hans Altwies play the two epic lovers in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of Antony and Cleopatra. Ironically, the two met while performing in a Shakespeare play and have gone on to share the stage playing opposite one another quite often. Find out how they each go about finding the roles and the […]
At the center of Antony and Cleopatra is “a terrific love story and a mature love story, and a really, really passionate love story,” said director John Langs to the 50+ people gathered at the first rehearsal for the show. He gave us all a taste of what’s to come in the show which runs […]
George Mount, who directs Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2012 production of As You Like It says that the play is about finding a sense of family in an isolated world. Listen to some of George’s other thoughts on the play as he talks with the cast, crew and assembled guests at the first rehearsal for the […]
If you think you know Pygmalion because you saw the film or the musical My Fair Lady, you may want to think again. Mark Anders, who plays Henry Higgins in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of Pygmalion, tells us why George Bernard Shaw didn’t want a romance between Eliza and Higgins.
Director David Quicksall talks about the challenges of staging Coriolanus when the main character is so seemingly unlikable.
Listen to director Sheila Daniels at the first rehearsal for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.